Sunday, October 16, 2016

science: Extending Time & Senses

Amazing science: is is possible to "stretch time" and make life looks longer.

Human perception of time is subjective, based on processing signals by brain.
There is about 100ms delay before detected signals are processed.
In dangerous situations or in new environments, the brain remembers more of received sensor information. When this information is processed later it appears that it took longer time that it did.

So when repeating same commute every day time disappears, noting is remembered.
When engaging in new situations and places, the (subjective) time lasts longer!
Time can be extended by making even small changes in environments and routines.

David Eagleman: The Brain and The Now - The Long Now

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Time perception - Wikipedia

Apparently, the brain is processing signals from all available "sensors"
and it is possible to extend perception. Watch the video to see how. Fascinating.

David Eagleman: Can we create new senses for humans? | TED Talk |

Can we create new senses for humans? | David Eagleman - YouTube

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One person's: "multi-month study plan for going from web developer (self-taught, no CS degree) to Google software engineer.". A good collection of learning resources for software engineers in general. 

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