July 05, 2020, 10:48:28 pm


This site is now on a new server!

Time and the brain: the illusion of now

Started by Unbeliever, June 18, 2018, 12:20:11 pm

Previous topic - Next topic


QuoteHow 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.

"Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods....I don't believe in God. I believe in man - his strength, his possibilities, his reason."
Gherman Titov, Soviet cosmonaut, in The Seattle Daily Ti