Hardwired for decpetion (or precognition?)

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 06/02/08 11:24 AM

Okay there's a few milliseconds lag between when we do something and when we think we are going to do something - old news there - but now another part of our "illusion of reality" is up for experimental review -

It appears we are hardwired to percieve things happening with about a one-tenth of a second anticipation built in.

Retention pass anyone?

Here's a link to an article.

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Postby Gord » 06/03/08 11:06 AM

This, to me, is a remarkable concept.
I already knew that it takes light time to move distances, but I had assumed that for items much closer, such as the laptop I am typing on now, the time was instantaneous. It never occurred to me that there was any lag at all, even one of such a quick period of time.
Very interesting. Thanks Jonathan for bringing this up.

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Postby Curtis Kam » 06/03/08 03:31 PM

"...and it is in this way that the Jedi appears to know the future."

Great find, but George Lucas knew all this years ago.
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