I measured the length of “now” for me a few years ago and it’s 4-8 seconds with a 1-2 second overlap at the beginnings and ends. The “me” starts at about 400ms into each section.
For me it’s a train one car after another. When I’m deeply absorbed, I can flow through the cars effortlessly but most of the time, it’s one car after another — or several notes of a song then another several notes of a song, then another several notes of a song.
My ADHD is strong I think and “bigger picture” things can be difficult for me to pull back and see sometimes.
So that’s why I was on the notes length as it’s the time scale I usually work in – about 400ms – 8s tops really. Usually it’s around 4-6s.
I can see myself amplifying thoughts as I go. Phonological loop – it’s my zone but they’re in short snippets.