To understand the neural mechanisms of time perception, we combine psychophysical, behavioral, and computational approaches to address the relationship between the timing of perception and the timing of neural signals. We are currently engaged in experiments that explore temporal encoding, time warping, manipulations of the perception of causality, time perception in schizophrenia, and time perception in high-adrenaline situations. We use this data to explore how neural signals processed by different brain regions come together for a temporally unified picture of the world.

Time Flies

For a popular-science essay that lays out the mysteries of time perception, see my essay Brain Time (published in What’s Next? Dispatches on the Future of Science. M. Brockman, Ed).

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