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Offline Cataloochee

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Internal Clock?
« on: 17/07/2011 23:30:20 »
True or False and Why? When you are bored, your Internal Clock speeds up and things slow down, but when you are excited your Internal Clock slows down and time speeds by.


 

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Re: Internal Clock?
« Reply #1 on: 20/03/2012 20:28:01 »
It has to do with a gene regulation system inside the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus. In fact it has been proposed that this gene regulation is in fact the very reason we experience time at all.
 

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Re: Internal Clock?
« Reply #2 on: 21/03/2012 02:36:52 »
... When you are bored, your Internal Clock speeds up and things slow down, but when you are excited your Internal Clock slows down and time speeds by.

Surely it’s the other way round : your brain runs faster when you are in danger which makes you percieve action is slowed down, (slow motion, over cranking).
 

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Re: Internal Clock?
« Reply #3 on: 21/03/2012 07:16:37 »
In fact it has been proposed that this gene regulation is in fact the very reason we experience time at all.

Wow! You mean my genes are regulating the rate at which the Moon orbits the Earth. I knew I had good genes, but that's awesome!
 

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Re: Internal Clock?
« Reply #4 on: 21/03/2012 07:55:42 »
Time and change are not synonymous. These two are frequently mistaken as equalling each other.

Unless you meant this as a joke :)
 

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Re: Internal Clock?
« Reply #5 on: 21/03/2012 08:19:48 »
Obviously.
 
Experiencing and perceiving are two very different things. We have no control over how we experience time. Time affects every process within our bodies, whether we like it or not, but we may perceive that time varies under different circumstances.
 
If you can persuade your body that time and change are not synonymous, that is most impressive.
 

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Re: Internal Clock?
« Reply #6 on: 21/03/2012 08:51:12 »
I think our perception of time passing is such that the days go more quickly by as we get older. Is this due to our brain's processing rate getting slower, loss of memory or other brain cells, or due to the psychological impact of the importance of a unit of time with respect to the total time of our existence?
 

Offline Ęthelwulf

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Re: Internal Clock?
« Reply #7 on: 21/03/2012 10:36:30 »
Obviously.
 
Experiencing and perceiving are two very different things. We have no control over how we experience time. Time affects every process within our bodies, whether we like it or not, but we may perceive that time varies under different circumstances.
 
If you can persuade your body that time and change are not synonymous, that is most impressive.

I am not persuading my body, I am persuading my outlook on time. Time is a highly subjective experience of perception.
 

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Re: Internal Clock?
« Reply #8 on: 21/03/2012 17:23:20 »

Time is a highly subjective experience of perception.


Isn't all perception subjective?
 

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Re: Internal Clock?
« Reply #9 on: 23/03/2012 11:11:12 »

Time is a highly subjective experience of perception.


Isn't all perception subjective?

Well, yes. But time is often believed to be external of the mind.
 

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