Night and day, sleep and wake, death and birth: All living organisms are subject to external biological cycles and inner clocks that influence our experience and behavior. But how exactly does this influence become manifest, and how can we deal with it? What are the mechanisms underlying such periodic recurrences? Or, more generally: Why is time so important - and what makes it so fascinating?
The contributions to this volume represent a broad and multi-faceted approach not only to the chronosciences in the narrower sense, but also to the way we experience and deal with the passing of time in general. Authors from psychology, neuroscience, biology, medicine and philosophy approach the subject from many different angles, thus providing intriguing insights into a truly interdisciplinary research topic.
Tanja Gabriele Baudson, Anna Seemüller, Martin Dresler:
Chronobiology and Chronopsychology: An Introduction
Bioclocks and Biocalendars
Mind: A-Head of Time
Human Circadian Rhythms and Cognitive Performance
Stefan Troche, Thomas Rammsayer:
Neural Oscillations and Intelligence
Time and Memory
Time Travel and the Human Brain
Interval Timing: The Key to Economic Behavior?
Is There an Antihedonistic Tendency in Subjective Time?
Christian Kupke, Kai Vogeley:
Constitution of Cognition in Time
2009, 156 pages, ISBN 978-3-89967-586-3, Price: 20,- Euro