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Medical Speed of thought

  1. Nov 16, 2006 #1
    is there such thing as speed of thought? if so how can it be explained?
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  3. Nov 16, 2006 #2


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    I guess - your brain processes thoughts at a rate determined by the chemical interactions in it. Ie, it takes at least a few hundredths of a second to register a new sensory perception.

    But that doesn't have much to do with physics...
  4. Nov 16, 2006 #3


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    The particular usage reminds me of some old science fiction by EE Doc Smith. Which didn't have much if anything to do with physics, either.
  5. Nov 17, 2006 #4
    I'll think about it. Anyone want to time me?
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