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Time Is Not a Stimulus, Time Is a Response

Time is not a physical stimulus.

Time is a psychological response.

To what?  To the stimulus of Reality (which is timeless).

That’s why time drags on and speeds up – a hallmark sign of subjectivity.

But this is old news: I know it, and now you know it.

Time to move on.

 

 

Reference:

Time & Meaning

Time as a Measure of Pain Intensity and Pain Type (Somov, Journal of Back & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 2000)

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Time Is Not a Stimulus, Time Is a Response


Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is www.pavelsomov.com and his practice website is www.drsomov.com

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).


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APA Reference
Somov, P. (2012). Time Is Not a Stimulus, Time Is a Response. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 14, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindful-living/2012/04/time-is-not-a-stimulus-time-is-a-response/

 

Last updated: 23 Apr 2012
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