Category Archives: Human NIR Vision Project

Our Response to a Neuroscientist’s Rebuttal

A rather interesting rebuttal to our current project was recently printed on Petapixel.

Our response to this rebuttal is as follows:

For those who want more data! We salute you!

Wow, what a crazy week!

We were lucky enough to have a backer post our blog update on Reddit. I hear that the people swooped in and crashed the website for a sec 🙂

Better yet, getting exposed to a very skeptical audience allowed us to hear more about what you guys want to see next. And that’s more data! Control data! Charts with labels!

We apologize for that. We got really excited and posted a screenshot. We didn’t realize how much people would get excited and want more so soon!

Breakdown of Infrared Radiation

One of the most common concerns about our project to extend human vision into the near infrared goes something like this:

If you’re going to see infrared light, won’t the heat from blood vessels in your eyes prevent you from seeing anything with any clarity at all?


In short, the answer is no. This is a common misconception created by such pop culture phenomena as the Predator film franchise and perpetuated by poorly written popsci articles which use the term “infrared” as a blanket category for any radiant energy longer than 700nm without specifying exactly what range of the radiant spectrum is being discussed.

SFM Dietary Protocols: Depleting Retinol

SFM Dietary Protocols: Depleting Retinol

Jeffrey Tibbetts

Our project to replace Rhodopsin with Porphyropsin in the human eye in order to affect a shift of the range of light that is perceivable can easily be summed up in three steps: deplete stores of vitamin A, administer A2, and measure the changes that occur. While these summations are valid, they don’t do justice to the intricacies involved in each step. This section discusses the steps taken to deplete retinol levels.


Thank you to everyone who has supported us to get us to this point. If you were part of the crowdfunding, data updates are on Monday. If you still want to support, hit up the PayPal link and always fee free to comment here or send us an email at

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