In this talk Dean Buonomano, a leading neuroscientist and professor at UCLA, “who does for the neuroscience of time what Stephen Hawking did for the physics of time” – Craig Callender, professor of philosophy, University of California, will investigate the relationship between the brain and time: What is time? Why does time seem to speed up or slow down? Is our sense that time flows an illusion?
Dean will also present his own influential theory of how the brain tells time, and in the process illuminate such concepts as free will, consciousness, spacetime and relativity from the perspective of a neuroscientist. Drawing on physics, evolutionary biology and philosophy, he will show that the brain’s ultimate purpose may be to predict the future—and thus that your brain is a time machine.