Context is everything. We know how being very small alters the ways physical factors are felt – eg through small insects being stuck in water tension, the power of Brownian motion, or the scaling effects of falling from a height. But what about temporal context? What are the effects of temporal factors on the way that physical effects are perceived? Here’s a great mechanical example – a cymbal being struck. But what happens if you perceive that movement at 1000 frames per second? You realise that something rather amazing has happened. How might this affect our understanding of biological processes?