What’s Your Brain’s Role in Creating Space & Time?

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Physics is the business of finding out the structure of the world. So are our brains. But on occasion physics comes to conclusions that are in direct conflict with ideas significant to our minds, for instance the realness of space and time. How do we tell who’s correct? Are time and space objective realities or human-invented ideas?

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  1. I would be interested to see what the neural map is for mice blind since birth. Without that sense, do the increments change?

  2. Not to detract from a very thought-provoking episode, but I must comment on the distraction of your use (or misuse) of the term “multiple”, as in “multiple different grid cells” for “several …” or “a number of” or “numerous …”. “Multiple” refers to a thing having a number of different things embedded within it, as “a war fought on multiple fronts”, “a bone-break with multiple fractures”, “a missile with multiple warheads”, etc. This comports with the OCD definition of “”having or involving several parts, elements, or members; numerous and often varied; (of a disease, injury, etc.) complex in its nature or effects”. Popular usage has become degraded to the point where one often hears mention of “multiple people”, which is utter nonsense, unless one is speaking of Sibyl, she of “multiple personalities” fame. So, please, if you mean “many” or “several” or “numerous” or “a number of” , please say so, but not “multiple”.

  3. It sounds exactly like the issues face with Realtime electronics converging with software engineering.

    • What, exactly is “now” and who decides when a clock pulse period is shorter than the speed of light delay between two parties. How do we quantify periods below what we can measure. Etc.

  4. How does this work with the Stephen King story where people teleport to Mars and they have to be asleep or their conscious mind would be unable to tell time without a physical body and they would go insane from experiencing eternity?

  5. Click bait

  6. Time only ticks when it gets squared. Time squared is a requirement for anything to touch or interact. Particles with mass are always touching both temporal dimensions and are always “touching” other things via gravity. This is why time ticks steadily for them. Massless photons only get to experience time change when they square time by interacting with something.

  7. Is the idea that no other living creature besides a human experiences space or time?

  8. It’s soooooo programming way 😅 grid cells for every resolution

  9. I believe that our brains distort more very distant perspectives, like seeing the moon at night, than close perspectives.
    Therefore, our cognitive map is more accurate… according to our dimensional perspective, closer than far from our point of view or experience.

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