Ever wonder why, no matter how lightning-fast you are with the fly swatter, flies always seem to be miles away once it hits? It turns out that flies and other small animals actually experience time differently than we do. They have faster reflexes because they actually perceive things in slow motion—at least, from our perspective.
Seeing In Slow-Mo
Animals That See In Slow Motion
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Key Facts In This Video
A fly can take in up to 7 times more audio and visual information per second than a human. 00:45
In a particularly dangerous or stressful situation, our perception of time seems to slow. 01:26
Flies, squirrels, and pigeons seem especially adept at taking in a lot of information at once. 01:58