"Albert Tsao and May-Britt and Edvard Moser think that the lateral entorhinal cortex's time-coding system might underlie our subjective perception of time. (When you're busy and engrossed, time zips by; when you're bored, it inches along.) Their theory is that neurons in the hippocampus -- the center of memory formation in the brain -- rely on inputs from the location- and time-encoding networks in the lateral and medial entorhinal cortex. 'The same cells, we imagine, get information both about space and about time,' Edvard Moser said, via Skype. Once the two inputs 'are mixed together,' a memory acquires a where and a when."

"Our heads contain no temporal 'sensors' -- and 'neurons in the brain have no access to human-constructed instruments, so they have no clue about time." "Whatever our neurons are measuring, it's not the tick of an actual clock."
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