October 7, 2022
Why the future does not exist, according to the author of "Your Brain is a Time Machine"

Why the future does not exist, according to the author of “Your Brain is a Time Machine”

  • Alejandro Milan Valencia
  • BBC News World

attributed to him, Dean Bonomano

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Dean Buonomano is the author of Your Brain Is a Time Machine and a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles.

“How did nature create a clock out of neurons?”

With this question as a starting point, Dean Bonomano, professor of neuroscience at UCLA, set out to investigate how our brains perceive the concept of time.

Many of his conclusions led him to write Your brain is a time machine – the neuroscience and physics of time (In the free translation, Your Brain is a Time Machine – The Neuroscience and Physics of Time), which discusses various theories about the objective function of memory and how our brain has “many clocks” that count time.

That’s why many trade journals have described him as “one of the first neuroscientists to ask himself how the human brain encodes time.”