This Present Moment: Experience and Physics


Two girls pass the time sliding and climbing on the sun dial at Denver's Cranmer Park on Sunday, April 15, 1968. Steve Larson/Denver Post via Getty Images

What is now? What is the present moment? These questions continue to stagger us, for nothing is so simultaneously familiar and alien than the passage of time. Nothing seems more “real” to us that the present, yet it vanishes into nothing at every attempt to capture or quantify it. In this special two-part episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe dive into the experience, physics, philosophy and neuroscience of now.

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Topics in this Podcast: time, Physics, neuroscience, philosophy, human experience

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