The Let's Play Archive

Second Sight

by My Name Is Kaz

Part 8: Reliance

Though the brain has many specified structures for various cognitive functions (Broca's area for speech, Ammon's horn for new memories, V3 for global motion, the Inferior Lunate Gyrus for squares of opposition and so on), a sense of time is thought to be spread across a number of brain regions from the brain stem and temporal lobe. Different uses for experiencing time: searching existing memories, creating new event perception and memory, associating time with kinetic commands all operate within the various structures associated with those activities. The paranormal nervous pathway shows a new structure that runs through all of these, providing our first glance at a combined "time-sense," central to the temporal lobe.