Neurons that control judgment of time discovered in the mouse brain

IMAGE: Time flows, time flies, time stands still view more Credit: @GilCosta Time flows, time flies, time stands still. All these expressions show just how highly variable, depending on multiple factors, our perception of the passage of time can be. How is this subjective experience embodied in the human brain? Scientists in Portugal have begun to unravel this fundamental question. A team of neuroscientists at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, has discovered that the activity of certain neurons in a deep region of the mouse brain can be manipulated to induce the animal to under- or overestimate the duration of a fixed time interval. In other words, they have, for the first time, identified neural circuitry that modulates judgments of elapsed time — at least in the mouse…


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