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Percept Mot Skills. 1999 Jun;88(3 Pt 2):1210-6.

On the nature of space-time in the observation of physical events in science.

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Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario.


All sciences contain words that define events or aggregates of events from which new properties emerge. There are also words for processes. They require sequential increments of time to be perceived. Systematic relationships exist between the increments of space (meters) and the increments of time (seconds) required to perceive a phenomenon. These relationships suggest that at the largest increment of space, the universe, the processes cannot be perceived. The measurement of femtometer (10(-15) m) and attometer (10(-18) m) space by millisecond increments (human perception) allows temporal and spatial increments to be nested into higher order organizations. Whether or not these systematic relationships between the increments of space and time required to perceive a phenomenon and the similarity of fundamental operations relating events and processes that occurs across the sciences imply an externally structured order or simply reflect the fundamental organization of all human brains is discussed.

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