Actually this is the work of Etienne Jules-Marey, though he was a contemporary of Muybridge and there is some history between them. Jules-Marey was a real scientist though, who used his camera for legitimate investigation, whereas Muybridge was more of a photographer turned scientist, or at least that's the general idea given in Marta Braun's Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne-Jules Marey. He pioneered a lot of these early sequential methods, and some would say he invented cinema, but that's a different tale altogether.
Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson
Not unlike Edgerton's later investigations with the Xenon flash tube.