Summary of “Scientists found brain’s internal clock that influences how we perceive time”

Now, a team of Norwegian scientists has confirmed the mechanism the brain uses to make sense of the passage of time as we experience something, thanks to the help of a chocolate-loving lab rat.
Manmade clocks may precisely measure time from a human perspective, the passage of time is remarkably fluid.
Isolate yourself from any markers of time and you will feel less time has passed than actually has, because under those circumstances, the brain condenses time.
How the brain fixes the timing of the events we experience depends on episodic memory.
Our time tracking system has to be flexible because the perception of time depends on context.
How your brain records the passage of time when you are engaged in a mundane repetitive task like playing Solitaire will be different from how it does so if you are experiencing Thai food for the first time.
“The time signal became more precise and predictable during the repetitive task.” They were seeing the changing shape of time in response to different experiences.
“We have found an area with activity so strongly relating to the time of an event or experience, it may open up a whole new research field,” he said.

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