Physics is cognitive science, and cognitive science is physics, if indeed the mind itself is more fundamental than anything which it observes.
A computer desktop appears to have space between objects called shortcuts in the same way the universe has particles between space. But what’s more fundamental than the computer desktop is an operating system of information, and the desktop merely represents a deeper source. In the same way our senses perceive a more fundamental form of information and construct a useful representative model using concepts such as space, objects, dimensions, and time. However, these concepts are only proxies for a source that is probably entirely different. Thus physics is a study of the representative model, or desktop display, that our mind software produces as a simplified map of a most likely unknowable terrain.