Phenomenological space-time: toward an experiential relativity

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Science  07 Aug 1981:
Vol. 213, Issue 4508, pp. 681-683
DOI: 10.1126/science.7256273


Subjects observing differently scaled environments undergo systematic shifts in the experience of time. The experience of temporal duration is compressed relative to the clock in the same proportion as scale-model environments being observed are compressed relative to the full-sized environment. This research suggests that spatial scale may be a principal mediator in the experience of time.

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