posted on Jul, 24 2006 @ 05:07 PM
Is anyone aware of any research performed on an animal's perception of time and their life span? For example, a human's life span is around 70-75
years, while the average life span for a fly is only between 8 days and 2 months. Do flies experience time at a different rate than humans? If
comparing the distance traveled in relation to the body size, a fly travels much faster than you and I can in x number of seconds. Often, you may try
to swat a fly and miss, especially when using something in relative size to the size of the fly (using a fly swatter for a fly is like swatting one of
us with a redwood tree...its almost hard to miss). When we try to swat the fly, does the swatter travel slower to the fly than it does to us, and the
fly is able to get out of the way? Birds, dogs, cats...all of these animals have very fast reflexes when comparing them to humans and they have
shorter life expectancies. Does time travel a little faster for animals than it does for humans?
Take another example...the tortoise. They can live for upwards of 150 years. When they move across a street do they really think they are moving
that slow, or to them do they appear to be moving fast but everything around them is just moving a lot faster? I know that this could be one of those
questions like "If a tree falls in the woods with no one around does it make a sound?", but does anyone have any thoughts on this?