The human body literally glimmers.


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Imaging of Ultraweak Spontaneous Photon Emission from Human Body Displaying Diurnal Rhythm

PLoS ONE: Neuroscience by Masaki Kobayashi et al.

The human body literally glimmers. The intensity of the light emitted by the body is 1000 times lower than the sensitivity of our naked eyes. Ultraweak photon emission is known as the energy released as light through the changes in energy metabolism. We successfully imaged the diurnal change of this ultraweak photon emission with an improved highly sensitive imaging system using cryogenic charge-coupled device (CCD) camera. We found that the human body directly and rhythmically emits light. The diurnal changes in photon emission might be linked to changes in energy metabolism.

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One Response to The human body literally glimmers.

  1. CCD cameras have very good quality but CMOS cameras are way cheaper'”-

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