The Human eye is so sensitive, it can detect a single photon

Wow! Digital sensors and cameras still have a long way to go before they can replicate human vision.

Here’s an article I read in the Los Angeles Times that covers the scientific study on the senstivity of the human eye which was reporting on an article called “Direct Detection of a Single Photon by Humans” by Tinsley et al, in Nature Communications.  In case you are like me and are interested in reading more about about the experiment, the Zaviri lab has the original article available for download here.

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