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How our brain perceives time

Perception of time is based on context. If we do something fun, time seems to fly bye. If we are doing something we may consider we may consider unpleasant, time may seem to slow down...

Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience (KISN), Norway found the part of our brain that provides humans with the perception of time. Scientists call this brain region the lateral entorhinal cortex (LEC), which is next to the medial entorhinal cortex (MEC). This tracking system allows us to have a contextual perception of time. In other words, when we are doing something that we consider to be ‘boring,’ time seems to run slow. The truth is also the opposite, when we are doing something that we like or ‘fun,’ time seems to just run faster. Discovering this Scientist Edvard Moser says: “may open up a whole new research field.”

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