Thursday, March 6, 2008

UCI CCNS Seminar Announcement: Dr. David Eagleman

UCI Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Announcement

David M. Eaglman, PhD
Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Baylor College of Medicine

Time and the brain

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 neuroscience are contributing to an emerging picture of how the brain processes, learns, and perceives time. We will demonstrate new temporal illusions in which durations dilate, perceived order of actions and events are reversed, and time is experienced in slow motion. Questions addressed include: 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?

Friday, March 14, 2008
Herklotz Conference Center

Lunch and beverages will be served, compliments of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience ( This lecture is part of the Human Brain Mapping Series.