This area of the brain where time is experienced was found right next to the area that codes for space by researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Norway.
‘This network provides timestamps for events and keeps track of the order of events within an experience,’ said Professor Edvard Moser, Nobel laureate and director of the Kavli Institute, which is based at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Professor Moser says the study shows that by changing the activities you engage in, the content of your experience, you can actually change the course of the time-signal in LEC and thus the way you perceive time.
The ‘neural clock’ keeps track of time during experiences is precisely what Albert Tsao and his colleagues at NTNU’s Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience believe they have discovered.
By recording from a population of brain cells the researchers identified a strong time-coding signal deep inside the brain.