BOSTON (CBS) — How quickly can the human brain recognize images? That’s the question a team of MIT neuroscientists asked before completing their latest study.
Researchers have found the human brain can process entire images that the eye sees for as little as 13 milliseconds — the first evidence of such rapid processing speed.READ MORE: More Than 240,000 Lose Power As Nor'easter Hits Massachusetts
In the past, it was believed the human brain could only process images in 100 milliseconds.READ MORE: School Closings, Delays In Massachusetts
The new study appears in the journal Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics.MORE NEWS: Nor'easter Brings Intense Winds, Scattered Tree Damage And Power Outages
How many images can you process? Try it here.