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Time and the Brain
- When November 13, 2012, 11 a.m. to noon
- WhoDavid Eagleman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Laboratory for Perception and Action; Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and Law, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
- Where Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, R3012
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016
Most of the actions our brains perform on a daily basis—such as perceiving, speaking, and driving a car—require timing on the scale of tens to hundreds of milliseconds. New discoveries in Dr. Eagleman’s laboratory are contributing to an emerging picture of how the brain processes, learns, and perceives time. Dr. Eagleman will demonstrate new temporal illusions in which durations dilate, perceived order of actions and events are reversed, and time is experienced in slow motion. He will also address such questions as: Does your brain work in real time, or do you experience a delayed version of the world? How and why does the brain dynamically recalibrate its timing judgments? Does subjective time really slow down during a car accident?
David Eagleman, PhD