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Racing Brain: DRL Pilot NURK and NASCAR Driver Anthony Alfredo with Neil deGrasse Tyson

When @Drone Racing League pilot @NURK FPV puts on his headset, he sees a world where he’s accelerating from 0 to 90 mph in less than one second. @Anthony Alfredo, on the other hand, sits in a very real @NASCAR driver’s seat, often exceeding speeds of 200 mph.

How can the brain possibly keep up, let alone react to avoid unexpected danger in these environments? Neuroscientist Heather Berlin joins Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice to break down what’s happening inside the minds of these two high-speed racers.

Source: StarTalk Sports Edition