Chronostasis (from Greek χρόνος, chrónos, "time" and στάσις, stásis, "standing") is a type of temporal illusion in which the first impression following the introduction of a new event or task demand to the brain appears to be extended in time. For example, chronostasis temporarily occurs when fixating on a target stimulus, immediately following a saccade (e.g., quick eye movement). This elicits an overestimation in the temporal duration for which that target stimulus (i.e., postsaccadic stimulus) was perceived. This effect can extend apparent durations by up to 500 ms and is consistent with the idea that the visual system models events prior to perception. - Wikipedia on Chronostasis

Chronostasis was started by me as a way to record my random musings, projects, thoughts and just whatever I felt like. It's a dumping ground for whatever happens to catch my fancy. Here, it's a metaphor for how things tend to catch sudden and intense interest, before the nessesary or desired information is gleaned from it and then it becomes part of the normal, the mundane, and discarded for the next thing.

So stick around, or don't, chances are this'll be dead before it even began, but if it's not, then maybe something beautiful can bloom.


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