Feb 14

Image processing in humans is proven to be much faster than previously thought.

Beyond what was previously accepted by scientists that the brain takes 100 milliseconds to process something we observe through a visual image,  the brain is now proven capable of processing a visual image seen for just 13 milliseconds.

This is remarkable feat when one considers the thousands/millions of images that flow into the brain through the eyes every day.

It therefore points to the desirability to not overwork the faculty through too great a volume of visual input;  to avoid excessively disturbing speedy images and lighting; to rest the eyes every now and then in order to relieve the visual sense.

Brief reflection leads us to more fully appreciate and desire to utilize both the natural and precious sense of sight and the wonderful mental faculty that can interpret all that we ‘see’ with our eyes. This capacity may continue to be employed for positive value and benefits.

However, young people and those who are excessively involved with computer work and electronic visuals are particularly at risk and should be encouraged to limit their time spent in this way and electronic toys carefully selected to avoid harm to infants whose brains are still in development.

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