Your Brain Is A Time Machine
The Neuroscience and Physics of TimeBook - 2017
"Time" is the most common noun in the English language yet philosophers and scientists don't agree about what time actually is or how to define it. Perhaps this is because the brain tells, represents and perceives time in multiple ways. Dean Buonomano investigates the relationship between the brain and time, looking at what time is, why it seems to speed up or slow down and whether our sense that time flows is an illusion. Buonomano presents his theory of how the brain tells time, and illuminates such concepts as free will, consciousness, space-time and relativity from the perspective of a neuroscientist. Drawing on physics, evolutionary biology and philosophy, he reveals that the brain's ultimate purpose may be to predict the future?and thus that your brain is a time machine.
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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.