Your Brain Is A Time Machine

Your Brain Is A Time Machine

The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

Book - 2017
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A leading neuroscientist presents a groundbreaking exploration of how time works inside the mind, arguing that the human brain's complex system constructs our sense of chronological flow in ways that are essential to evolution and everyday survival.
Publisher: New York, NY :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393247947
Call Number: 612.82 B889y
Characteristics: 293 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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spl_merley Jun 28, 2018

As much as this book had me stretching my mind to understand the physics of time it also sparked wonder and awe at the miracle of our mind and our bodies. A good resource for exploring the theoretical, the philosophical and the different perspectives taken by different scientific fields.

Apr 04, 2018

Excellent book on the neurobiology of time: how the brain has evolved different ways to measure time, how the brain conceptializes time primarily in terms of space. Good discussion of how physicists and philosophers define time differently from neurobiologists and psychologists. Is only the present real? Are the past and future already determined? Is time itself an illusion or really something hard for us to comprehend like gravity?

May 20, 2017

Excellent read, fabulous content of science and philosophy. Seminal for sure.


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