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Aug
04

This High Speed Camera Can Allow You to See Neurons Firing in the Brain

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High speed cameras are used for a variety of awesome applications such as vision research, engineering, and laboratory studies. But now, these cameras are taking better pictures than ever before. Scientists are now using high speed cameras to capture neurons as they fire.

That?s right ? a high speed, super slow motion camera can allow you to actually see the instantaneous electrical signals firing in your brain.

This new type of photography is called single-shot compressed ultrafast photography (CUP) and it captures a picosecond laser pulse as it travels through the air.

Previously, scientists developed what is known as a ?streak camera.? Th