Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

Author(s): Dean Buonomano


"Beautifully written, eloquently reasoned.... Mr. Buonomano takes us off and running on an edifying scientific journey."--Carol Tavris, Wall Street Journal

In Your Brain Is a Time Machine, leading neuroscientist Dean Buonomano embarks on an "immensely engaging" exploration of how time works inside the brain (Barbara Kiser, Nature). The human brain, he argues, is a complex system that not only tells time, but creates it; it constructs our sense of chronological movement and enables "mental time travel"--simulations of future and past events. These functions are essential not only to our daily lives but to the evolution of the human race: without the ability to anticipate the future, mankind would never have crafted tools or invented agriculture. This virtuosic work of popular science will lead you to a revelation as strange as it is true: your brain is, at its core, a time machine.


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  • : 9780393355604
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
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  • : April 2018
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  • : Dean Buonomano
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  • : English
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