Humans have two internal ‘clocks’ that pre-empt events by milliseconds

Daily Mail
November 22, 2018

The human brain has two internal ‘clocks’ that predict our immediate future. 

That’s according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, which suggests our neural wiring predicts the forthcoming milliseconds.

One of the ‘clocks’ relies on past experiences, while the other is dependent on rhythm – but both are crucial to how we navigate the world.

These inbuilt clocks allow humans to know when to press the accelerator pedal in a car momentarily before the light goes green and the cognitive timekeeping feature also allows us to know when exactly to start singing the next line of a song.

The internal timepieces were discovered after experts studied the accuracy of anticipatory timing amid people with Parkinson’s disease.

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This article was posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 7:50 am

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