One practical realm in which this comes up: how long a webpage (seems to) take to load. How are programmers designing tricks to make this seem faster? Do animations help or not help? Check out the article in Wired.
The author Will Self and I appeared on stage together to discuss life, death, and what makes good writing.
For many years I've been studying how human brains perceive the passage of time.
The "umwelt" is the slice of an animal's ecosystem that it can sense. The rest is invisible....
New paper in Nature describes the most highly detailed map of the human cortex so far.
Sum was the only book of fiction in New Scientist magazine's selection of Best Books of 2009.
Want to know more about the inner workings of a neuroscience lab? Watch a video profile of David and his students on NOVA Science Now.
Sum was selected as Book of the Week by both The Guardian newspaper and The Week newsmagazine.