How long does it take for the brain to process our environment? Have we actually been living in the past?

Yes!Our brains are always running a little behind, as the question indicates. The question always has the germ of the answer, especially now:) Interestingly though.

What a nice question!My answer in four parts.

  1. Our brain is mind-boggling fast, truly baffling.

Luckily though, because our distant ancestors had to respond adequately to imminent and dangerous stimuli. A ‘ sloom ‘ brain had seriously endangered our survival.

  • Nevertheless, incentives need time to reach our senses.
  • Visual stimuli with the speed of light, auditory stimuli with the speed of sound, tactile and olfactore stimuli with an unknown speed. These incentives must then be passed through the senses to the brain (takes time) to interpret the stimuli (takes time) and to invent a possible reaction (takes time). In short, we always walk in the back.

  • And that is why accidents happen.
  • If you drive a car and there is a dangerous situation, this often reveals itself through a visual stimulus. That ‘ stimulus ‘ needs time to reach our eye, the eye nerves transport the image to the brain, the brain interprets the image and invent a possible reaction, e.g. ‘ REM ‘. That assignment must be passed back to the foot-in short, a lot has to be done, and this takes time.

  • How long it takes I can’t tell you.
  • It often goes M.I. to a minimum length of time, so short that I don’t know the right corresponding time size (thousandth second? Millionth second?). But in all cases I share your thesis: We always live in the past. As the other answers have clearly indicated, we always walk behind.

    What might be nice is that we (on average…) have about a reaction speed of 350 milliseconds.You can therefore assume that the minimum speed is about to react and that the processing time is still slightly lower.

    The difference between conscious and unconscious processing also comes to mind, and with that this question is closely related to: when is something ‘ ‘ conscious ‘ ‘ or ‘ ‘ What is consciousness ‘ ‘ and to what extent does our brain process our entire environment?For example, something like change blindness is a wonderful example of how blind we actually are to our environment as we create the illusion for ourselves that we constantly see our entire environment.

    Hope that gives some clarification (: It’s iig a very nice question and not easy to answer!

    If things are assumed to exist outside the law of the country, then any impulse that assumes that this time is necessary to achieve the sense and then be processed by the biological part of the kenaparate.This assumes, however, that the holder of the Kenaparaat is always in the present . This holder is what we call it I, where we cannot, therefore, have any knowledge through our expertise, while it is certain that I am not lagging behind in time.

    Leave a Reply