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Brains Process Images within 13 Seconds

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1 Brains Process Images within 13 Seconds on Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:14 am

The human brain can process images much quicker than till recently was thought, concludes a new scientific research.

If people get shown a photo for 13 miliseconds (0.013s) they are able to name the happenings on the photo correctly most of the time.

Till recently researchers thought that the human brain would at least need 100 miliseconds to process an image.

In the research testers were shown a big number of different photos. The images were showed slower as they went on: first 80, then 30 and eventually just 13ms.

The participants had to look out for a certain image, like a photo of a picknick or a laughing couple.
After seeing the image they had to press a button.

The higher the speed the images flew by at, the less likely the paricipants pressed at the correct image.
But even when the photos were shown for only 13ms the participants were still more at the right end than could be concluded on basis of luck.

In short: At this speed the human brain presumably still needs to view and process the images.

"The fact that we are able to comprehend images at such high speed tells us that our visual part of the brain goes through concepts very rapidly," thus Mary Potter, researcher at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology.
"That's equal to what our brains do the whole day: trying to understand what we're looking at."

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2 Re: Brains Process Images within 13 Seconds on Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:52 am

TL;DR

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3 Re: Brains Process Images within 13 Seconds on Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:59 am

MoonNoob wrote:TL;DR
It's best to not to post if you only want to post that.

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4 Re: Brains Process Images within 13 Seconds on Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:47 am

TheMyrco wrote:
MoonNoob wrote:TL;DR
It's best to not to post if you only want to post that.

TL;DR

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5 Re: Brains Process Images within 13 Seconds on Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:14 am

Okay I'll stop now.

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6 Re: Brains Process Images within 13 Seconds on Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:40 am

It really wasn't that long.

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7 Re: Brains Process Images within 13 Seconds on Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:41 am

In fact if we can't even post between 5-8 paragraphs here why even bother.

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8 Re: Brains Process Images within 13 Seconds on Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:14 am

muhaimim wrote:In fact if we can't even post between 5-8 paragraphs here why even bother.

This.

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9 Re: Brains Process Images within 13 Seconds on Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:15 am

muhaimim wrote:It really wasn't that long.

I know its just funny to say.

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