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Travel into the brain to see how its network of neurons transmit your thoughts and what factors determine how quickly you think.
Your mortal enemy has captured you and hooked you up to a bizarre experiment. He’s extended your nervous system with one very long neuron to a target about 70 meters away. At some point, he’s going to fire an arrow. If you can then think a thought to the target before the arrow hits it, he’ll let you go. So who wins that race? Seena Mathew examines the speed of thought.
Lesson by Seena Mathew, directed by Andrew Foerster.
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