Event: PRESENTIMENT & NONCONSCIOUS PRECOGNITION: What the data tell us about mechanism

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Feb 2015
Start Time: Sunday, February 1, 2015
End Time: Sunday, February 1, 2015

WEBINAR on 1 februari 2015
Starts: 20h00 Central Europe Time; 11:00 PST



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For most of us, our everyday conscious minds feel the stream of conscious experience flowing linearly through what we call the past, present and future. But how do non-conscious mental processes interact with events that take place in time? By definition, we aren’t privy to our non-conscious minds, so to get at this question, we have to look deeper. I will first briefly describe current neuroscientific and psychological ideas about how everyday conscious awareness creates a sense of order and temporal flow. Then we will delve into the methods used to examine how non-conscious processes interact with events, and how the results of such experiments can inform our understanding about the nature of reality and time. Specifically, I will describe the methods and implications of experiments examining non-conscious “time bending” (i.e., differences between our everyday conscious version of time and the versions accessed by non-conscious processes), including presentiment/precognition experiments and their implications. Finally, I will discuss the requirements for any model that attempts to describe how the so-called past, present, and future seem to fall away, and to what extent they actually fall away, under the influence non-conscious processing. Taken from another point of view, any model that successfully describes this phenomenon could also be used to addresses how a sense of past, present, and future are manufactured for use by everyday conscious awareness.

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