Time is built in to the nervous system at many levels and scales. What is the role of conceptual schemas of time in cognition, and how do they relate to their preconscious precursors and to their linguistic representations? What different linguistic framings of time exist, and to what extent do they effect conceptualization? Among the topics discussed will be linguistic relativity, the research behind some conceptualizations of time such as Hopi â€˜non-timeâ€™ and â€˜cyclic timeâ€™, and the relationship between language and the conceptualization of time itself.
SAND 2011 is a journey and
exploration of the nature of awareness from the perspective of modern
science, ancient traditions, philosophy, phenomenology, psychology and
direct experience. Hear presentations of world-renowned quantum
physicists, scientists, lecturers and authors like John Hagelin,
Stanislav Grof, Lynne McTaggart, Fred Alan Wolf, Menas Kafatos, Gangaji,
Rupert Spira, David Peat, Dean Radin, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Jeff
Foster and many more, over this four-day conference.
The theme which we will be exploring this year is Time. What is time
and does it really exist? Linear, nonlinear time, eternal now,
infinityâ€¦ SAND 2011 will be an exploration of the concept and paradox of
time from the perspective of modern science, ancient traditions,
philosophy, phenomenology, psychology and of course direct experience.
Joshua is a graduate student at the University of California-Berkeley. His research is broadly in the area of 'Thought and Language' - using language as an artifact to investigate the mind.