Internal Clock?!

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Avatar, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I know a lot of people observe this. Including myself.
    For some weeks now I sleep very few hours and when come back after school I go for a little sleep. The thing is tht tht I must leave for training @ 6 PM. And I have never overslept, meaning I wake up from a deep sleep exactly 10min before 6!? How can my body tell when it is time to wake up for me. I have did it sereral times when I had no alarm clock at the moment, before going to sleep I just say in my thoughts for several times tht I will wakr up in time to leave for school. I have done this when going to sleep @ 11PM and 3AM and results are the same! I wake up in time. Several times I have woken up at +- 15min the time I ordered for myself to wake up. How does our brain know the right time? During sleep! I know tht it is active during sleep, but not all times, it shuts down several times a night - what we call "deep" sleep. well not completely shuts down, but stops thinking.
    I duno, just thought it to be interesting and maybe you know where the timer is stored

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  3. Adam §Þ@ç€ MØnk€¥ Registered Senior Member

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    When I was in the navy, working shifts at all odd hours, I found myself waking up right on time to go to my next shift. No alarms or wake-up calls or anything, I'd just get up when it was the right time. I still do it a lot.
     
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  5. GRO$$ Registered Senior Member

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    i get up at 5:45 for school each day. on weekends, i wake up at 5:45 without alarm clock and go back to sleep

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  7. Nephilim Registered Senior Member

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    Internal Clock? Yes, there is. Mine works fine except the snooze button sticks sometimes.
     
  8. esp Registered Senior Member

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    Don't talk to me about internal clocks


    I used to work Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.
    With or without the alarm I'd wake up 7am on the button.

    But now I work strange hours.

    Four days working from 7 am to 6 pm, four days off, followed by four night shifts from 7pm to 5 am and four more days off.

    My internal clock is Screwed.
     
  9. amfoxlady Registered Member

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    On piece of advice: TAKE A NAP WHENEVER YOU CAN!!!

    Even my biological clock's malfunctioning nowadays (due to odd sleeping hours).

    Cheerio,
    The Fox Lady

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  10. esp Registered Senior Member

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    amfoxlady,

    Thanx for the advice. I do

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    I hate days. I feel so tired all the time.
     
  11. Porfiry Nomad Staff Member

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    Sounds like someone needs to wrench themselves away from the drudgery of labour, eh? I suggest becoming a slacker and live off the pity of relatives.
     
  12. Rick Valued Senior Member

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    I did mention this in my sleep posts i think.

    Nope,Man has no track of time,(Only his clock has

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    ).
    a detailed study on time keeping capabilities of man was conducted on various subjects(i dont remember the number,but it was quite a lot.)by MIT.an example of one subject is shown below:

    Man was kept isolated from the outside world for 4 days and was given proper care under off course.at significant intervals he was asked time(approximations),only in just 3% of askings he was near,other wise he was way far from the actual time.

    similiar studies were conducted from various people Randomly,that is while walking casually people who werent wearing watches were asked about time,only 15% percent of people were able to give correct time.

    So scientists concluded that there's nothing as of Biological clock.man only can respond to time,by direct interaction with his surroundings.that is by sunrise,sunset etc...


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  13. Rick Valued Senior Member

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    There was an interesting point the MIT people noted,that i would like to point here.The test were first carried out in bigger cities like NYC,San etc and then they moved on to smaller ones like Dallas etc...
    They noticed that people living in cities gave a higher amount of accuracy in terms of time than the slow city people.

    ( eg.Athens county in GA was far behind)
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  14. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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    Just something called HABIT.

    Common patterns programmed in your brain. It's created in your conscient, and as it repeats, it creates a pattern in your subconscient which awakes you in the habitual time.

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    It differs to the term "Biological Orientation" (I think... I forgot the name in English...

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    ) though, as it's related to magnetic vibrations from Earth, star patterns, and magnetic influeces of the moon and so on...

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  15. bubbl3 Registered Senior Member

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    Nelson, could you tell the difference between subconcious and unconscious???

    habit is what creates the subconcious right? how about the unconcious? is that where the Inner Child is?

    Thx!

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  16. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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    bubbl3,

    Well... I don't like to call it "unconscious", I prefer the term supraconscient.

    Subconscient is the part where patterns are created. It also translates a rational language into a more Essencial one to the Supraconscient.

    Supraconscient is the bigger part. Yes, you said it very well: the Inner Child.

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    It's the part that manifestates your Heart desires and the patterns of your subconscient and what you create in your life.

    I explained this more in the details in end of the thread "The Wiccan Rede"
    The whole thread is good. You can see my post about it at the end. I'll post this and more explained versions later, with ALL the implications (if I can... it's possible to write a book about it...:bugeye: )

    Love,
    Nelson
     
  17. bubbl3 Registered Senior Member

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    thx for the thread, nelson!

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    and don't forget to tell us if you ever write a book!

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    edited to ask: our rational/logical thinking is in the conscious right?
     
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  18. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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  19. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Nelson, could you tell the difference between subconcious and unconscious???

    Well... I don't like to call it "unconscious", I prefer the term supraconscient.


    When it comes to reality, using Truthseekers definition, I would have to agree that Truthseeker is completely "supraconscient."

    Subconscient is the part where patterns are created. It also translates a rational language into a more Essencial one to the Supraconscient.

    Supraconscient is the bigger part. Yes, you said it very well: the Inner Child
    It's the part that manifestates your Heart desires and the patterns of your subconscient and what you create in your life.


    Copied and pasted from the "Truthseeker Unabridged Dictionary of Wacky Nonsensical Definitions, Volume 20."

    Look out Webster, Johnson, Jung and Freud !
     
  20. Shaman Registered Senior Member

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    Internal Clock

    This may offer some help:

    www.the-scientist.com/yr2002/apr/hot_020415.html
     
  21. Ash711 Registered Member

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    Sleeping cycle

    hello everyone,
    When sleeping, we do follow a cyclic pattern on the alternance of rem sleep and 'light' sleep, alternance that occurs every 90 min (with slight variation between people).
    And we do wake up every 90min (at the end of each cycle), so maybe we do have the capacity to wake up at determined hour by subconciously knowing how many cycle we made, and so knowing roughly how much we slept ?

    A fun fact about this sleeping cycle: An experiment made on cat showed that when we gave two times more oxygen to breathe, the cycle of these cat were two times faster (falling from 60min to 30min).... It is nowadays the only proven way of modifying these cycles....
     
  22. Adam §Þ@ç€ MØnk€¥ Registered Senior Member

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    Our biological cycles:

    Ultradian: Around 90 minutes.
    Circadian: Around 24 hours.
    Infradian: Around 28 days.

    Yes, they are indeed built around the cycles of the world we developed on.
     
  23. Cactus Jack Death Knight of Northrend Registered Senior Member

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    Thought this might help:

    "Perception of time - It is vary curious in cases to notice what correct ideas of time are entertained during hypnosis. For instance, if a patient is told to waken in forty-five minutes, the hypnotist himself will be utterly at a loss to measure this period, without frequent reference to his watch or clock, but the subject will ver often waken to the minute." - The Practice of Hypnotic Suggestion by George C. Kingsbury, M.D.
     

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