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RE: AW: Real-time category

Heisenberg may have slept here.

> [Original Message]
> From: Rainer Thelonius Balthasar Straschill <rs@moinlabs.de>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 12/12/2005 5:43:05 PM
> Subject: AW: Real-time category
> perhaps "conscious" in this context means more of a Hegel kind of
> conscious - after half a second, they start to think about writing a
> six-hundred-page volume about that specific snare drum hit?
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Jeff Larson [mailto:Jeffrey.Larson@Sun.COM] 
> Gesendet: Montag, 12. Dezember 2005 22:21
> An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Betreff: Re: Real-time category
> Ian Petersen wrote:
> > Actually, closer to 500 ms! Yes, consciousness is a full half second
> > behind any external (or internal) stimulous. That doesn't mean we
> can't 
> > react much faster than 500 ms. Obviously, we can. But not consciously.
> I can believe there is some "consciousness latency" but not 500ms. 500ms
> is a quarter note at 120 BPM.  Give someone a button to press as soon as
> they hear the sound of a snare drum being played through headphones.
> I'll bet everyone on this list can do it in under 500ms. What is "not
> conscious" about that reaction?
> Jeff