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

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

作者 : Dean Buonomano



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「為什麼時間像是從一瞬間流向另一瞬間?它看起來像是個謎,但是對物理學來說,時間只不過是通過宇宙不同處所遺留下來的標籤。汀.布諾曼諾煮了一道有著豐富想法的燉菜,從哲學到神經科學,它幫助讀者理解這個關於時間的問題,並且對我們處於物理世界的所居之所繪製了一幅更為清晰的畫。」--The Big Picture作者,物理學家/西恩.卡洛 Sean Carroll

「布諾曼諾所寫的時間神經科學,就像霍金寫的時間物理學。時間感知的科學處於文藝復興的中期,這本早該出現的書,處理了你我最想知道的關於心智時鐘的最新研究。」--加州大學聖地牙哥分校哲學教授,Introducing Time作者/Craig Callender




A leading neuroscientist embarks on a groundbreaking exploration of how time works inside the brain.

In Your Brain Is a Time Machine, 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 realization: your brain is, at its core, a time machine.
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