Archive of Author | Dean Buonomano

Dean Buonomano is a professor in the Departments of Neurobiology and Psychology, and a member of the Brain Research Institute, and the Integrative Center for Learning and Memory at UCLA.

He is a leading researcher on how the brain tells time. His research and popular science book Brain Bugs: How the Brain’s Flaws Shape our Lives, have been featured in Newsweek, Discover Magazine, Scientific American, Los Angeles Times, New Scientist, The New Yorker, and on Fresh Air (NPR). He’s new book is Your Brain is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time.

Articles with Dean Buonomano


The Brain as a Time Machine

“In many ways the brain is a time machine, we remember the past to predict the future and we engage in mental time travel (we can mentally project ourselves into the past and future). Additionally, we are pretty good at telling time, whether demonstrated by catching a ball, playing the piano, or anticipating when the red light will change to green. But how does Mother Nature build clocks using neurons?”

Dean Buonomano is a professor in the Departments of Neurobiology and Psychology, and a member of the Brain Research Institute, and the Integrative Center for Learning and Memory at UCLA. He is a leading researcher on how the brain tells time. His new book is is titled ‘Your Brain is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time.’