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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Perception in the Brain's Clock

Fascinating piece in New Scientist about how the brain's clock changes our perception and view of reality. Mentioned is the classic 'wagon wheel illusion',

' ... Perhaps the most fundamental question neuroscientists are investigating is whether our perception of the world is continuous or a series of discrete snapshots like frames on a film strip. Understand this, and maybe we can explain how the healthy brain works out the chronological order of the myriad events bombarding our senses, and how this can become warped to alter our perception of time....'

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