Posts Tagged ‘time’

The specious present

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Once upon a time Laura Spinney :: New Scientist, 10 January 2015 :: Summary and review of the above article INTRODUCTION: The brain is shown to assemble the experience of the specious present from inputs arriving at a variety of times. It is seen to use its inputs to make very short timescale predictions about the future, providing the evolutionary advantage of quicker reaction times. Unusually for something published in a popular science magazine, there is also a challenge Read more […]

Quantum Spacetime and Consciousness

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Author: Philip J Carter, Invited article for the Journal of Neuroquantology Submission history [v1] 2013-12-26 14:51:58 [v2] 2014-01-16 12:49:26 A higher-dimensional spacetime model is proposed, accounting for nonlocal quantum phenomena while embracing Special Relativity as a limiting case. The Aspect and Megidish experiments are explained within this spacetime framework. Time is understood as spatial motion relative to higher dimensions, offering the degrees of freedom demanded by nonlocal Read more […]

Time, energy & consciousness

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Time, Energy and Consciousness The physicist, Bernard Carr, recently put forward the suggestion that there might be a connection between the treatment of time and energy under Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle and the sense of a ‘present moment’ that encapsulates our consciousness, and is distinct from the past that has to be recalled from memory or the future which is the subject of thought or speculation. Uncertainty principle is better known for stating that the position and momentum of Read more […]