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The Resource Your brain is a time machine : the neuroscience and physics of time, Dean Buonomano

Your brain is a time machine : the neuroscience and physics of time, Dean Buonomano

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Your brain is a time machine : the neuroscience and physics of time
Title
Your brain is a time machine
Title remainder
the neuroscience and physics of time
Statement of responsibility
Dean Buonomano
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "Brain researcher and best-selling author Dean Buonomano draws on evolutionary biology, physics, and philosophy to present his influential theory of how we tell, and perceive, time. The human brain, he argues, is a complex system that not only tells time but creates it; it constructs our sense of chronological flow 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. The brain was designed to navigate our continuously changing world by predicting what will happen and when. Buonomano combines neuroscience expertise with a far-ranging, multidisciplinary approach. With engaging style, he illuminates such concepts as consciousness, spacetime, and relativity while addressing profound questions that have long occupied scientists and philosophers alike: What is time? Is our sense of time's passage an illusion? Does free will exist, or is the future predetermined? In pursuing the answers, Buonomano reveals as much about the fascinating architecture of the human brain as he does about the intricacies of time itself. This virtuosic work of popular science leads to an astonishing realisation: your brain is, at its core, a time machine."--Jacket
Summary
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
Writing style
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10558678
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DLC
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Buonomano, Dean
Dewey number
612.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Brain
  • Time perception
Target audience
adult
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the neuroscience and physics of time
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Your brain is a time machine : the neuroscience and physics of time, Dean Buonomano
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-278) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Brain time -- Flavors of time -- The best time machine you'll ever own -- Day and night -- The sixth sense -- Patterns in time -- Time, neural dynamics, and chaos -- Part II: The physical and mental nature of time -- Keeping time -- Time: what the hell is it? -- The spatialization of time in physics -- The spatialization of time in neuroscience -- Mental time travel -- Consciousness: binding the past and the future
Control code
000058857187
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780393247947
Lccn
2016046898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99971764492
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)986946022
Label
Your brain is a time machine : the neuroscience and physics of time, Dean Buonomano
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Brain time -- Flavors of time -- The best time machine you'll ever own -- Day and night -- The sixth sense -- Patterns in time -- Time, neural dynamics, and chaos -- Part II: The physical and mental nature of time -- Keeping time -- Time: what the hell is it? -- The spatialization of time in physics -- The spatialization of time in neuroscience -- Mental time travel -- Consciousness: binding the past and the future
Control code
000058857187
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780393247947
Lccn
2016046898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99971764492
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)986946022

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