Dean Buonomano

Your Brain is a Time Machine

Dean Buonomano

Talk: Your Brain is a Time Machine

UCLA neuroscientist Dean Buonomano investigates the relationship between the brain and time: What is time? Why does time seem to speed up or slow down? Is our sense that time flows an illusion? In lucid prose Buonomano presents his own influential theory of how the brain tells time, and he illuminates such concepts as free will, consciousness, spacetime, 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.

Dean Buonomano

Dean Buonomano is a professor of neurobiology and psychology at UCLA and a leading theorist on the neuroscience of time. His previous book, Brain Bugs: How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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

This virtuosic work of popular science leads to an astonishing realization: your brain is, at its core, a time machine.

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