- Andres Olivares
- Hackettstown, NJ
- United States
Time in the Mind
Our minds store the time instances our senses reported to the subconscious, and it is our conscious mind that process those instances into meaningful thoughts.
From my observation, the time instances the brain collects are used by the conscious mind; meaning the mind that interacts with its surroundings using inputs such as senses, or during activities within the conscious itself - for example calculating a problem. The subconscious is a repository for all time instances. The subconscious stores these time instances without associations to each other.
When the brain captures a memory it is done as a measurement - from the start of an observation from a sense up to the end of an observation from a sense. The subconscious stores this time instance and the conscious mind is responsible for making associations. Time instances are only captured by the subconscious with no associations, but the conscious mind can make sequential or past associations within the capturing time instance, similar to our calculation example. The subconscious constantly captures while the conscious mind guides what to capture; think of the subconscious as the engine and the conscious as the steering wheel.