Now you see them, now you don’t
Cockroaches and geckos are two examples of animals that can carry out movements faster than the human eye can see. Be sure to check out the high-speed video capture in the research report below, or read the less technical New York Times article that follows:
Is this guitarist’s hand moving faster than you can see?
In 2011 John Taylor was judged by Record Setter to be the world’s fastest guitar player. Cono’s swiftness is far beyond the range for neurotypicals, but you can see in the video below that Taylor has also achieved a speed outside of normal. Be sure to view the last part of the video, when Taylor hits 600 beats per minute playing Flight of the Bumblebee, and notice the analog clock ticking in normal time, so we know the video has not been accelerated. The wing beat frequencies of hummingbirds are reported as between 10 and 200 beats per SECOND, depending on the species. Taylor’s 600 beats per minute equates to 10 beats per second, which puts him at the low end of hummingbird-ness.
The hummingbird’s beating wings– too fast to see unless you are Cono (or have a high-speed video camera)
The recent availability of relatively low-cost video cameras with high frame rates (300-600 fps models are easy to find) has yielded an abundance of videos that reveal high-speed events in the way Cono might perceive them. Capturing the beautiful movements of hummingbirds is a favorite: