10/18/2011 02:04 pm ET Updated Dec 18, 2011

Human Eye's Slightest Movements Captured By Slow-Motion Footage (VIDEO)

Let's get up close and personal with our eyes, shall we?

The human body has long been a fascination for scientists, doctors and the average curious person. And the rare moments when technology offers us a chance take a magnified look at how it functions really gets our blood flowing.

Occasionally, however, a close-up look at ourselves stems not from scientific intentions, but purely from boredom.

That was the case for YouTube user SaintJimmey, who wrote he was "looking for something to do one day, so I recorded my eye moving around in slow motion."

The video captures every slight movement of the user's eye. The recording might not be professional or scientific, but it offers some pretty interesting footage to scope out with our own eyes.

(Warning: Some viewers might find the video footage disturbing.)

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