Continuity and the Flow of Time: A Cognitive Science Perspective

  • Tamas MadlEmail author
  • Stan Franklin
  • Javier Snaider
  • Usef Faghihi
Part of the Studies in Brain and Mind book series (SIBM, volume 9)


Modern tools and methods of cognitive science, such as brain imaging or computational modeling, can provide new insights for age-old philosophical questions regarding the nature of temporal experience. This chapter aims to provide an overview of functional consciousness and time perception in brains and minds (Sect. 8.2), and to describe a computational cognitive architecture partially implementing these phenomena (Sects. 8.3, 8.4 and 8.5), and its comparison with data from human behavioral experiments (Sect. 8.6).


Continuity Timeperception Temporal experience Functional consciousness LIDA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamas Madl
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Stan Franklin
    • 3
  • Javier Snaider
    • 3
  • Usef Faghihi
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Austrian Research Institute for Artificial IntelligenceViennaAustria
  3. 3.Institute for Intelligent SystemsUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA
  4. 4.Department of Computing and TechnologyCameron UniversityLawtonUSA

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