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By Susan McFadden PhD, Robert Atchley PhD

As we confront our personal mortality, we'd ask, ''What has my lengthy lifestyles intended and the way have the years formed me?'' or ''How lengthy needs to I suffer?'' Such questions mirror time-consciousness, the point of interest of this vintage volume.

The authors, from various disciplines in gerontology, act as courses within the exploration of the nation-states of time in later lifestyles and their meanings. As they study how the learn of time may give new meanings to getting older, additionally they examine the non secular and religious questions raised whilst people examine the temporal limitations of life.

This quantity honors Melvin Kimble's contributions to gerontology and represents a brand new path within the learn of faith, spirituality, and aging.

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Circadian Rhythms The category of rhythms occurring in 24-hour cycles are called circadian. There are also longer and shorter endogenous cycles. Many plants and animals have circadian rhythms, and most of us are at least vaguely aware of the diurnal opening and closing of flowers, leaf movement, photosynthesis, or nocturnal animals reflecting oscillating photo or thermal cycles. In humans, circadian rhythms have to do with sleep-wake cycles, thermal regulation, and so on that begin as early as the prenatal phase.

When you think about it, speaking takes time, writing takes time, and recollecting either seems to imply a spatial dimension. Looking at a sentence on a page is a linear process; so, too, is talking about time. Merely talking about time helps imbue time with structure, almost implicitly, akin to a "train of ideas" that occupies attention in its passing (Sherover, 1989). Whether we perceive words then sentences or sentences that are later broken into constitutive elements is not the issue. The point is that verbalization stretches across time, giving a sense of linearity and succession.

Like many abiding conundrums, the way we conceive of time has tracings back to the ancients. In his Physics Aristotle noted that time exists to the extent motion (change) exists and is perceived by an observer. He was clear that time is not the same as motion but one is necessary to ascertain the other. Paradoxically, only the present can be said to exist; yet it can only be known as part of an emergent sequence. Though not all commentators align with Aristotle, the permutations of his pronouncements boggle the mind and continue to focus the discussion at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

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