On the Length of Nowness

Publication: Science & Nonduality
Published on: January 30, 2015
Description: Scientists have a good understanding of how the body sets its daily clock according to the light-dark cycles of its environment, but the mechanics of our perception of “nowness” are less clear. Research by neuroscientists and psychologists, however, seems to indicate that the now that we experience—the “psychological present”—lasts between two and three seconds.

Tags: psychology, now, present, research, experience

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Illustration of clock, city, water and earth

We all experience the present, but how long does “now” last?