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The brain's construction of timeMay 24 2006
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In this book, Wallis explores the inner workings of the brain, particularly how its perception of time interfaces with the true passage of time. He does this by establishing a case for an internal "time function" which is composed of all the sensory and memory components of the brain and leads to our interpretation of reality. Dr. Wallis also makes extensive use of comparisons between the brain and electronic/computer systems to help facilitate understanding of their function and the integration of the neurological components, and he also demonstrates how different `malfunctions' of the time function can help explain assorted neurotic and psychotic states.
The reason I rank this book so highly is because, even though I have very limited knowledge in neurobiology, the material is still accessible and insightful.