Sunday, July 02, 2006

This already happened.

Your brain's playing tricks on you. You are not controlling this moment. It is.

GLEANINGS: It takes up to .5 seconds for your conscious mind to be aware of any stimulus. Some parts of your body take longer to relay information than others. Once all the information arrives, the brain creates the illusion that the awareness happened at the same time as the stimulus. This illusion is called evocative time, and helps to explain the feeling of things taking more or less time than the clock on the wall says.

Dylan William on the delay and its implications for teaching
Benjamin Libet's experiments
Gazzaniga's theory that our unconscious is really running the show

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