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Table 5 Additional temporal entities in Scenario 1

From: Diagnosis, misdiagnosis, lucky guess, hearsay, and more: an ontological analysis

Temporal identifier Description Notes
t14 The interval during which the anatomical entity (IUI-5) is part of the cognitive system (IUI-4) This interval is not easily specified given the current state of neuroscience. It could be different than t3 and t4.
t15 The interval during which the clinical picture (IUI-12) is used in the interpretive process (IUI-11) Could be shorter than t11
t16 The point in time at which the cognitive representation (IUI-6) and diagnosis (IUI-8) begin to exist t16 ends t11. Because the ICE does not exist until the cognitive representation—its first concretization—exists, this is also the point in time at which the diagnosis begins to exist.
t17 The interval during which the cognitive representation (IUI-6) participates in the writing process (IUI-13)  
t18 The interval during which the diagnosis (IUI-8) participates in the writing process (IUI-13) It is possible that the original cognitive representation (IUI-6) gets copied elsewhere in the brain for reasoning and thus that the ICE continues to participate after the initial cognitive representation
t19 The interval during which that which is written on paper (IUI-10) begins to exist until it exists in full The writing process begins earlier than the time at which the sentence begins to exist: the author starts the process with getting a pen and paper, any preparation necessary (“clicking” the pen), etc.