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Author Vrobel, Susie, author.

Title Fractal time [electronic resource] : why a watched kettle never boils / Susie Vrobel.

Imprint New Jersey : World Scientific, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 297 pages) : illustrations.
Series Studies of nonlinear phenomena in life science ; vol. 14
Studies of nonlinear phenomena in life sciences ; v. 14.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the notion of fractal time, starting from scratch with a philosophical and perceptual puzzle. How subjective duration varies, depending on the way we embed current content into contexts, is explained. The complexity of our temporal perspective depends on the number of nestings performed, i.e. on the number of contexts taken into account. This temporal contextualization is described against the background of the notion of fractal time. Our temporal interface, the Now, is portrayed as a fractal structure which arises from the distribution o.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 When Time Slows Down: Subjective Duration; Chapter 2 The Fractal Structure of the Now: Time's Length, Depth and Density; Chapter 3 Fractal Temporal Perspectives: Corrective Distortions; Chapter 4 The View from Within: Extended Boundaries; Chapter 5 Contextualization: Embedded Observer-Participants; Chapter 6 Temporal Binding: Synchronizing Perceptions; Chapter 7 Nesting vs Global and Local Perspectives; Chapter 8 Duration: Distributing Content and Context; Chapter 9 Modifying Duration I: Nesting and De-Nesting.
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Subject Time perception.
Space and time.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Vrobel, Susie, author. Fractal time. New Jersey : World Scientific, ©2011 9789814295970 (DLC) 2011381057 (OCoLC)503044487
ISBN 9789814295987 (electronic bk.)
9814295981 (electronic bk.)