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This is how your brain tells time

It takes a whole lotta gray matter.
Brain

Your brain: time machine

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Your mind is constantly counting: the rhythm of your speech, the minutes until your next snack, the awful pause between text messages. Without all that tallying, you’d misinterpret a friend’s motives, or (horrors!) miss doughnut time. So how does your clever noggin seamlessly compute your life?

Neuroscientists do not fully

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