Time and the brain: the illusion of now | Hinze The energy of thought | Penny Zenker 2 days ago   16:08

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How does the brain generate a coherent stream of visual awareness, when different visual features are processed separately in different places in the brain and at different times? And how does it generate the illusion that we live in the present, whereas the neural processes underlying visual perception necessarily take time – thereby incurring delays that are long enough that we should notice them? These are some of the questions that his research seeks to address.

Hinze Hogendoorn is an assistant professor at the department of Experimental Psychology (Faculty of Social Sciences) at Utrecht University. His research interests lie in the temporal aspects of perception, particularly vision.

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Reed Hardin
Interesting stuff. I think his assessment of time affecting our fun is flawed though, based on his experiment.
Darren Mcdermott
Sit in the room and do nothing and observe you brain how it telling you do this and di that and it's trying to justify oh you are going to be late or need to do this. You are basically breaking the ego in your mind or I should say your software.this is cool !
kagiso Calvin Ramz
There are no coincidences but only plans, once you tune yourself to the right vibration that resonates well with the universe everything will just flow for you, even time
How then am I supposed to be present in the moment (...since ‘now’ in my brain is predominantly a mental projection/prediction based on the immediate past)?
The monthly bills fly around in seconds.
Ramin Mirzayev
Hi respect have one good weekstart sir
Christopher Barber
Also I wonder what the ratios are of other senses picking up the slack of reality when our vision is artificial in those moments of eye movement. I’d wager hearing, which is the predominant sense in time, is doing the heavy lifting. Oh also, drugs!
Christopher Barber
Lol get those Mandela effect people over here
Jones Mereu
This is actually profound.
Logan Bailey
My brain understands itsself a little better now.

My brain is talking about itsself learning about its self

Is there a second brain that is not attached to my physical brain? Wouldn't there need to be a second reference point to refer back to when referencing my physical fleshy brain?

Wassily Kandinsky
It‘s also difficult for us to hit a resting fly because it‘s reaction to our movement is so fast. Prediction of trajectory does not matter at all here.
Example with fly from my experience. As I am Lithuanian, to hit fly is hard at my country. As I currently live in UK, English flys are slow, why? :D English flys getting higher time delays? :D
ALEX Youtube
I try to hit the fly where i think it won’t be, and more times than not I now actually do hit them. But then I have watched The Karate Kid many times 🤔
Vishvajeet Sinh
Anyone seeing Second Hand moving backward when you first time look at the clock?
Don Johnson
Im kind of blown away by the fact that time slowing down for the brain is a tangible, chemical reaction. I had a car accident once and it was 4 seconds but took 45 minutes in my head.
Mukta's Music Studio
👏👏 Brilliant explanation
3 Man
🔔🔔🔔 dabtime
If you swat at a fly it will always fly away then right back at you and that is when you hit it.
david mccallum
Time is the 4th dimension of the eternal now where our creator is. From hyperspace
of the spirit dimensions, the physical dimensions are an illusion.
Mason Chong
Maybe time is a construct of human perception

An illusion created by...

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The energy of thought | Penny Zenker Time and the brain: the illusion of now | Hinze 2 days ago   18:55

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