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This is one of three featured long term research studies into the relationship between human consciousness, time perception and the spatial value we assign to our experiences, thoughts, feelings and emotions.

The Premise

The fundamental premise here is that human time perception is predominantly mystical in nature and has got nothing much to do with a clock or a calendar. Human time perception is biological in nature and is regulated by the rhythm of the heartbeat. However the human heartbeat is regulated by Heme B and Heme C molecules which are produced out of iron and form the essential ingredient in haemoglobin not just to regulate the heartbeat but also bind oxygen to blood cells. Iron is produced out in space from the collision of galaxies. You can find out more about this by clicking on the link below to read the blog post 'The illusion of time' in our Core Blog section (please don't worry, links there will bring you back here).

The illusion of time
 

What we're trying to get at here is just how subjective is time perception and just how closely related is how we perceive time to our unique and individual perspective on life. We understand that time perception varies relative to your perception of your individual experience of life, your memories and how you perceive the future, but what we are trying to find out is by how much and whether there are any aspects of time perception we share in common with other people. That is, other than just the clock and the calendar.

About this study

Words are the central component of the human experience of life, because words make up language, and language forms the basis of almost every single aspect of our psycho-physical reality - our thoughts, our beliefs, our emotions, our feelings, our ideas, our identity, the words we use towards ourselves, the words we use towards others, and the words and language we use to describe and verbalize the sensations and experiences we go through as individuals.

But even though we can look up words in a dictionary and find out what words mean and how they are defined, dictionaries offer us no insight or suggestions as to how we should feel about words and how we use them, or how to feel when words are used towards us.

It goes without saying that there are some words we prefer others to use towards us, even some words we wish others would use towards us, and there are other words we fear or dread having used about us. What are these words? How do other people feel about the words you are using as part of your vocabulary? Have you ever thought about that? What words work for you? What words don't? What stories have you got to tell about certain words?

How do words affect your perception of time?

This is what this research study, one of five, is all about. We invite you to participate in this study through joining our community and sharing your experiences on the Message Board in the Research Study section.