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Brain oscillations reveal that our senses do not experience the world continuously Options
LoneCrowe
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 10:54:41 AM
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Rest of the story here:
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-05-brain-oscillations-reveal-world.html


Brain oscillations reveal that our senses do not experience the world continuously
May 14, 2012 in Neuroscience

(Medical Xpress) -- It has long been suspected that humans do not experience the world continuously, but rather in rapid snapshots.

Now, researchers at the University of Glasgow have demonstrated this is indeed the case. Just as the body goes through a 24-hour sleep-wake cycle controlled by a circadian clock, brain function undergoes such cyclic activity – albeit at a much faster rate.

Professor Gregor Thut of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, said: “Rhythms are intrinsic to biological systems. The circadian rhythm, with its very slow periodicity of sleep and wake cycles every 24 hours has an obvious, periodic effect on bodily functions.

“Brain oscillations – the recurrent neural activity that we see in the brain – also show periodicity but cycle at much faster speeds. What we wanted to know was whether brain function was affected in a cyclic manner by these rapid oscillations.”

The researchers studied a prominent brain rhythm associated with visual cortex functioning that cycles at a rate of 10 times per second (10Hz).
LoneCrowe
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:29:19 PM
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Side note - this reminds me of how we use GPS sync to communicate to our radios and stay in tune with other towers and competitors.

Imagine if we were somehow all synced at 10Hz somehow exactly, and people had the technology to exist out of phase with our perception....
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