The Experience and Perception of Time

[Revised entry by Robin Le Poidevin on April 6, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] We see colours, hear sounds and feel textures. Some aspects of the world, it seems, are perceived through a
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[Revised entry by Robin Le Poidevin on April 6, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] We see colours, hear sounds and feel textures. Some aspects of the world, it seems, are perceived through a particular sense. Others, like shape, are perceived through more than one sense. But what sense or senses do we use when perceiving time? It is certainly not associated with one particular sense. In fact, it seems odd to say that we see, hear or touch time passing. And indeed, even if all our senses were prevented from functioning for a while, we could still...

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