Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Human Brain as a time machine

TIME online has a neat article discussing how the human brain is unique in the animal kingdom for the way it conceives time:

The human mind can move through time in any direction and at any speed it chooses. Our ability to close our eyes and imagine the pleasures of Super Bowl Sunday or remember the excesses of New Year's Eve is a fairly recent evolutionary development, and our talent for doing this is unparalleled in the animal kingdom. We are a race of time travelers.

TIME traveling Brain



1 comment:

Shaun said...

"our talent for doing this is unparallelled in the animal kingdom"

Oh dear...here we go again...where is the evidence to suport this astonishing conclusion?