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#1 14 years ago

I originally thought this up a few weeks ago, but I just thought more about it yesterday. I believe that there is some kind of correlation between Memory and Time. Here are a few examples:

Example 1: Orchestra Concert I recently played at an Orchestra Concert. During this concert, we play the overused Trepak. To me playing it, it felt like 3 minutes. While watching a video of the Orchestra, I timed Trepak at just over one minute.

Example 2: The Simpsons During the holiday episode were Homer sells a Joe DiMaggio card for a pile of cash and spends it all on a Talking Astrolabe, I was recording it on a video for my brother, who was working at the time. For a short amount of time, they showed a program on the Simpson’s Television, Christmas With the California Prunes. It felt like it was 5 minutes long. When I watched it again, I noticed it was only about 2 minutes.

Example 3: Music I recently fell asleep listening to an old CD. The song was Master of the House, from Les Mis. When it reached about the middle of the song, I accidentally hit stop. The song so far felt like 5 minutes. When the song played again, it reached the middle in only 3 minutes.

I believe this happens because of the previously mentioned correlation between Time and Memory. Here is my explanation of this:

(Example 3) The first time the song played, my brain slowed down to absorb the new information. When I played it again, my brain already had this information stored, and was able to keep time for me at the regular speed. I also think this is why “Time flies when you’re having fun.” When you are having fun, you brain slightly speeds up. It knows most of what you are doing, and therefore doesn’t need to slow down. But when you stare at a clock, you brain slows down to normal speed, since there is nothing to remember or to recall.

Hope that all made sense.


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#2 14 years ago

It does. At least I know I am not the only person who thinks of these things. However, I believe we have programmed minds that have new memories inserted each "night" during our "sleep". What else explains the fact that I am always being able to dream up events that happen in the future? It is not deja vu..

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#3 14 years ago

[color=red]whoa....and i thought I thought of strange things in my free time...that realy makes sense, KillR[/color]



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#4 14 years ago

Hm... I believe so. I had the same instance with a recent Band Concert. I had, at first, thought of our performance as a long one. But after watching our performance on video tape, it was only a 10 minute long performance, not my predection of 20 minutes. And I completely agree with you, KillR. :nodding:



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#5 14 years ago

That's very interesting...i see the points you are making killr. very interesting...bravo chap! ;)

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#6 14 years ago

It's a state of mind... it's probably because when you're having fun and you're not bored, you just don't notice time so much... Although some people think that there are indentations in the fabric of space-time which causes people to actually experience time at very slightly different rates than someone in just the next room. But it was probably the first one, lol.

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#7 14 years ago

Anybody Ever covered Themselves in margerine and danced to R n B music?

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#8 14 years ago

LOL wtf, definitely not

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#9 14 years ago

wow, you too?!?!?! i thought i was the only one.


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#10 14 years ago

should i have?

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