Alice In The Mirror World

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The universe is known to be made up of two essential aspects: space and time. The complications of this basis is that as humans, we have a strong grip on the understanding of space, but we do not have a clear definition and even a lesser comprehension of time. Time surrounds all of us no matter the culture or religious beliefs that one follows, it is one of the fundamental things that everyone agrees upon. However, there is no coherent definition of what time exactly is, although, the simplest way to define it is that time is the changes that occur during an event. Time distinguishes the difference among the past and the present. Strangely enough, some people have come to define time as the ticking of a clock; no time has passed if there was…show more content…
According to Anguel Stefanov, a professor at Minkowski Institute, human experience on time is based on one’s subjective perception that results in experiential illusion (4). By making this statement it is evident that time is different to everyone, and that everyone has different ideas about time and how much time has passed. Due to the subjective nature of time, this is the reason why some people would claim that time has flied while others, in that instantaneous moment, would say that the time has not changed in hours. Expressing time as subjective is similar to the environment that Lewis Carroll narrated Alice in the mirror world (3). Although, Alice states that everything is the same as the old room she notices that the concealed areas of the room that were not previously noticeable in the mirror have an alternating nature to them. The old room and the mirror room are representative of how time is the same yet varies among individuals. Considering the perception of time is different for everyone, this does not answer the question of how an individual determines whether or not the time has changed. Two professors at Montana State University, have established that the way…show more content…
However, this perception does not only impact time itself, but it also impacts how people live their day to day life. Clocks have been seen to dictate people’s sleep pattern, but research has shown that from the moment that people wake up to the moment that the fall asleep it is their internal clock that determines the time. According to doctors Charles Czeisler and Jeanne Duffy, the amount of sleep is actually determined by the amount of light that surrounds someone, not a digital clock that states that the day is about to end. If time was to be determined by a clock, nobody would have a proper night rest. Their research did not only expand to humans but also showed studies conducted on different animal species. The results were that humans, just like animals, sleep pattern is based on the amount of light that one senses when they are sleeping. The National Sleep Foundation discussed that as a result of sleep having a direct correlation with light and the internal body clock, traveling to different areas of the world where the amount of sunlight varies it causes the body clock to go off balance (2). People that enjoy traveling to other places on Earth with different time zones struggle with the concept of “jet lag”, which is the feeling of tiredness and fatigues due to the crossing of time zones. Correspondingly, one’s occasional desire to

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