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How and Why the Brain Evolves Time.
Behav Brain Res 2019; :112071BB

Abstract

The present work evaluates the proposition that the dimension of time is iatrogenically created. That is, time is a property that necessarily emerges alongside the genesis of living systems. Humans, as the most complex known expression of such living creatures, exhibit the most intricate and sophisticated incarnation of this fabricated temporality. Evidence is considered to support this contention; most pointedly, the problem concerning the vacuity of a temporal foundation in the brain. I argue that one can 'force' processes, that are intrinsic to brain operations, to demonstrate such a temporal base; and even necessarily confirm this synchrony. However, this insistence is a categorical error. It conflates processes in time, with time itself. I also consider the observation of the psychophysical exponent at unity represents one that indicates support for the proposition I advance. I anticipate that the fundamental proposition of temporal iatrogenesis, that founds the present work, will be rejected 'out-of-hand.' Such vehement visceral rejections, alongside an even instinctive revulsion to the fracture of the idea known as the 'phenomenological constraint,' can also be taken as one essential form of validation for this observed delusion of time.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, and The Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-1390, USA. Electronic address: peter.hancock@ucf.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31276702

Citation

Hancock, P A.. "How and Why the Brain Evolves Time." Behavioural Brain Research, 2019, p. 112071.
Hancock PA. How and Why the Brain Evolves Time. Behav Brain Res. 2019.
Hancock, P. A. (2019). How and Why the Brain Evolves Time. Behavioural Brain Research, p. 112071. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2019.112071.
Hancock PA. How and Why the Brain Evolves Time. Behav Brain Res. 2019 Jul 2;112071. PubMed PMID: 31276702.
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TY - JOUR T1 - How and Why the Brain Evolves Time. A1 - Hancock,P A, Y1 - 2019/07/02/ PY - 2019/04/22/received PY - 2019/06/28/revised PY - 2019/07/01/accepted PY - 2019/7/6/entrez PY - 2019/7/6/pubmed PY - 2019/7/6/medline KW - Brain KW - Evolution KW - Time SP - 112071 EP - 112071 JF - Behavioural brain research JO - Behav. Brain Res. N2 - The present work evaluates the proposition that the dimension of time is iatrogenically created. That is, time is a property that necessarily emerges alongside the genesis of living systems. Humans, as the most complex known expression of such living creatures, exhibit the most intricate and sophisticated incarnation of this fabricated temporality. Evidence is considered to support this contention; most pointedly, the problem concerning the vacuity of a temporal foundation in the brain. I argue that one can 'force' processes, that are intrinsic to brain operations, to demonstrate such a temporal base; and even necessarily confirm this synchrony. However, this insistence is a categorical error. It conflates processes in time, with time itself. I also consider the observation of the psychophysical exponent at unity represents one that indicates support for the proposition I advance. I anticipate that the fundamental proposition of temporal iatrogenesis, that founds the present work, will be rejected 'out-of-hand.' Such vehement visceral rejections, alongside an even instinctive revulsion to the fracture of the idea known as the 'phenomenological constraint,' can also be taken as one essential form of validation for this observed delusion of time. SN - 1872-7549 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31276702/How_and_Why_the_Brain_Evolves_Time L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0166-4328(19)30627-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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