There is a problem with us humans. Left to our own devices, we tend to play a dotted eighth sixteenth figure like triplets. In the practice room we can start with TAH-tah-tah-TAH until we can both measure and feel the three sixteenths that make up the dotted eighth. At this point we can "chunk up" from sixteenths to a quarter note pulse, but like a clock chunks up from seconds to minutes to hours, our accuracy depends on the smallest unit chosen.It presupposes some read note - play note - read next note - play next note concept, which may work for a computer, but doesn't work for any human musician I've ever encountered.
Sight-reading is a frequent reality of our line of business, and this requires us to recognise patterns of note clusters (syllables?) or complete bars (words?) or even phrases (sentences?) in coherent rhythmic patterns that are already a part of our vocabulary. These, or at least the standard Arban 'dictionary' of rhythmic patterns. need to be embedded deep in our subconscious otherwise we become the musical equivalent of the speaking clock.