A Little Bit More on Time Perception – Dog Edition


arbus, originally uploaded by timochko.

This is Arbus. He’s waiting. Waiting for what or whom, we don’t know. But he’s got that expectant look on his face, the one that says, “Hey, I’m here…. I’m waitiiiiiing!”

But does he sense the passage of time? I ran across a little piece of research that indicates that maybe dogs just live in the eternal now:

“This research supports the theory I introduced that animals are stuck in time, with no sense of time extending into the past or future. “

So maybe they really are the Zen masters of the universe, after all.

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