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How would it feel if your brain ran at half it's current speed?

  1. Dec 27, 2007 #1
    What if the speed of your brain impulses was reduced by half artificially? What would the perceived difference be? What if it was reduced to 10% of current speed? What about .001%?

    I think time would seem to be flowing faster for you since you are "checking in" less often, like in time dilation. Would you see movement in a strobelike fashion or would most movement be a blur? Objects would seem to be moving faster in any case. As the speed of thought approaches zero, the apparent speed of all objects would seem to approach the speed of light.

    What if you artificially INCREASED the speed of your brain to counteract the time dilation effect, maybe by increasing the conductance of the neurons as you accelerated?
     
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  3. Dec 27, 2007 #2
    I think if you reduce your brain speed too much you will not be able to "feel" the events of nature anymore (hearing, palate, vision, ...), whose result will be a "blank brain" without neurons connections.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2007 #3

    RonL

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    I'd be curious to feel what it's like to run that fast -:)
     
  5. Dec 27, 2007 #4

    HallsofIvy

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    Yup, yup! At my age, my brain is already running that slow!
     
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