Ever Wonder How Your Brain Detects Motion?

Ever wonder how your brain detects motion? How you just missed getting hit by the foul ball when you were pretending to care about the game but were actually on instagram? Or how you were able to swat the annoying fly that’s always buzzing around your desk? Well, after 50 years of only having a vague idea of how the brain is able to detect motion, this week, three studies were published in Nature revealing the exact mechanism of this ability. Maybe you’ve never asked yourself these questions, but this video is an interesting explanation of how the brain is able to detect motion and the tools researchers are using to learn more about the brain.

Check out the three articles in Nature (1, 2, and 3).

Featured image is a screenshot taken  from the video above.

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Kiera Cunningham

Kiera is an editor for The Almost Doctor's Channel. She graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in French. She is currently applying for medical school to begin in the fall of 2014. Kiera also enjoys horseback riding, skiing, hiking with her dog, Charlie, and playing piano.

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