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Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time


作者  /  Dean Buonomano

出版社 / W. W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC.

出版日期 / 2017/04/01

商品語言 / 英文

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「為什麼時間像是從一瞬間流向另一瞬間?它看起來像是個謎,但是對物理學來說,時間只不過是通過宇宙不同處所遺留下來的標籤。汀.布諾曼諾煮了一道有著豐富想法的燉菜,從哲學到神經科學,它幫助讀者理解這個關於時間的問題,並且對我們處於物理世界的所居之所繪製了一幅更為清晰的畫。」--The Big Picture作者,物理學家/西恩.卡洛 Sean Carroll

「布諾曼諾所寫的時間神經科學,就像霍金寫的時間物理學。時間感知的科學處於文藝復興的中期,這本早該出現的書,處理了你我最想知道的關於心智時鐘的最新研究。」--加州大學聖地牙哥分校哲學教授,Introducing Time作者/Craig Callender

首屈一指的神經科學家開啟了一趟開創的旅程,探索時間如何在腦內運作。

腦研究專家暨暢銷書作者汀.布諾曼諾利用演化生物學、物理學與哲學,來展現關於我們如何辨別與感知時間的理論。作者認為人腦是一個複雜的系統,它不僅分辨時間還創造了時間,它建立了我們對時間先後順序的感覺系統,並且使"心智的時間之旅",也就是未來與過去事件的模擬,成為可能。這些功能不僅對我們的日常生活很重要,也是人類演化不可或缺的角色:沒有期待未來的能力,人類就不會製作出各種工具或者發明農業。藉由預測未來會發生什麼,以及何時發生,腦引領我們穿越不斷變化的世界。

作者結合了他在神經科學的專業與涵蓋廣泛的各個學科,用他引人入勝的風格,闡明意識、時空、相對論等概念,並且提出困擾科學家與哲學家的深刻問題:到底時間是什麼?我們對時間流逝的感受是錯覺嗎?自由意志是否存在?未來已經預先決定了嗎?為了追尋答案,作者揭開人腦令人讚嘆的結構,也展現了時間本身的精細複雜。這本科普傑作將使我們理解,你的腦基本上就是個時光機器。

A leading neuroscientist embarks on a groundbreaking exploration of how time works inside the brain.

In Your Brain Is a Time Machine, brain researcher and best-selling author Dean Buonomano draws on evolutionary biology, physics, and philosophy to present his influential theory of how we tell, and perceive, time. The human brain, he argues, is a complex system that not only tells time but creates it; it constructs our sense of chronological flow and enables “mental time travel”―simulations of future and past events. These functions are essential not only to our daily lives but to the evolution of the human race: without the ability to anticipate the future, mankind would never have crafted tools or invented agriculture. The brain was designed to navigate our continuously changing world by predicting what will happen and when.

Buonomano combines neuroscience expertise with a far-ranging, multidisciplinary approach. With engaging style, he illuminates such concepts as consciousness, spacetime, and relativity while addressing profound questions that have long occupied scientists and philosophers alike: What is time? Is our sense of time’s passage an illusion? Does free will exist, or is the future predetermined? In pursuing the answers, Buonomano reveals as much about the fascinating architecture of the human brain as he does about the intricacies of time itself. This virtuosic work of popular science leads to an astonishing realization: your brain is, at its core, a time machine.







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誠品26碼 /2681410876003
ISBN 13 /9780393247947
ISBN 10 /0393247945
EAN /9780393247947

頁數304
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語言英文
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