Technology, once again, exceeds everything we are capable of conceiving.
It may seem to you that the act of move an arm, turn the head to look at someone or feel the touch of the mobile is something instant, but in reality it turns out that the human being is not capable of perceiving the passage of time when we talk about minuscule figures. Recently, thanks to information published on the web page of the California Institute of Technology, we have discovered that there is already a type of camera who is capable of Record some faster interactions that happen in our body.
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The camera that is capable of showing the passage of nerve impulses
A team from California Institute of Technology has developed a kind of camera very special, as we told you at the beginning of the article. In this case, we are talking about a device that is capable of Record the passage of the Electric impulses through the neurons or the electromagnetic impulses in electronics devices. This invention, known by the acronym Diff-CUPwhich stands for Differentially Enhanced Compressed Ultrafast Photography, has been Developed by Lihong Wangwho already has to his credit the creation of systems capable of recording video at 70 billion fps, being able to show laser pulses traveling at the speed of light.
The Diff-CUP camera devised this time uses part of the technology previously used by Wangbut also adds another apparatus, called Mach–Zehnder interferometerwhich is capable of to show those impulses in real image, since the human eye, even through a microscope, would not be able to detect this type of electrical signal. Lihong Wang assureson the aforementioned website, that:
Seeing nerve signals is fundamental to scientific understanding, but has not yet been achieved due to the lack of speed and sensitivity provided by current imaging methods.
East first step recording this type of impulse, as the scientist affirms, puts us closer to having a key tool for to understand the behavior of brain, since we would be clearly observing the ‘traffic, live, of the central nervous system’. One more advance to, in the future, be able to banish sickness and disease that undermine part of the population.