“The capacity to recognize that several objects exist ‘all together at once’ is correlated with our capacity to experience several objects ‘at the same time’. The experience of temporal succession works by way of retentions and anticipations based on the ways that particular objects present themselves over time. Each object unfolds along its own temporal stream. So how are several objects experienced as being present at the same time? Simultaneity consists in the convergence of different time streams, and it is extremely difficult to determine what it means to say that a large number of complex objects exist as a whole simultaneously ” What was happening while you were deciding whether to respond to or read this post?