How the brain engineers & runs its own timescape

Sep 14, 2018, 8:55 AM EDT
(Source: Graeme Paterson/flickr)
(Source: Graeme Paterson/flickr)

Scientists have discovered a network of brain cells that keep track of time within our experiences and memories, timestamping every event and recording their order much like a filing system.

The research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology suggests that our brain has its own temporal yardsticks different from the clocks with standardized units minutes and hours, reports Eurek Alert.

Fascinatingly, our neural clocks can be tuned to a varying phenomenon, for example, the circadian clock is tuned to rise and fall of daylight while the hippocampal time cells track time spans up to 10 seconds precisely, notes Daily Mail.