Why Some Memories Seem Like Movies: 'Time Cells' Discovered In Human Brains
The time cells are situated in the hippocampus and another area of the brain involved in navigation, memory and time perception.
The time cells are marking out discrete segments of time within an approximately 30-second window, explaining why people who have damage to the hippocampus may experience a scrambled sequence of events.
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