Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Time Movement

There is a post on this article over on Boing Boing. It's not directly about music, but it's intriguing. Turns out that if you're thinking about the future you tend to lean forward, and that if you're thinking of the past you tend to lean backward.

These findings reported online in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggest that chronesthesia may be grounded in processes that link spatial and temporal metaphors (e.g., future= forward, past= backward) to our systems of perception and action.

"The embodiment of time and space yields an overt behavioral marker of an otherwise invisible mental operation," explains Miles and colleagues.

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