Watch This Incredible Video Of A Thought Forming Inside A Brain
A team of Japanese researchers have captured footage of a thought forming in the head of a zebrafish. They’ve only done this with the fish so far, but they are working to see other animals’ thoughts as well.
The video, via Current Biology, utilizes a new technique: a super-sensitive fluorescent probe that detects neuron activity. So you can see the neuronal response of the fish to the sight of its prey. Basically you’re seeing a zebrafish think “HUNGRY FOOD WANT.” It’s a thought to which I can relate.
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Will it feel the same when you tell me you love me over the phone? Will the peacefulness of those words still floor me from thousands of miles away?
I was conflicted. It felt like one eye was trying to look away while the other soaked it up. I felt the heat rise in my face. This was wrong. But it didn’t feel wrong.
Any nervous flyer knows the progression of descending panic: bile, sweaty palms, social awkwardness and self-induced sedation.
I know how it feels when the weight of darkness crashes down onto your chest in the middle of the night, and how you wish things would stop spinning because the axis seems tilted now. I know, love, I know.