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http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-...ia-mental.html

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The ability to remember the past and imagine the future can significantly affect a person's decisions in life. Scientists refer to the brain’s ability to think about the past, present, and future as "chronesthesia," or mental time travel, although little is known about which parts of the brain are responsible for these conscious experiences. In a new study, researchers have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the neural correlates of mental time travel and better understand the nature of the mental time in which the metaphorical "travel" occurs.

The researchers, Lars Nyberg from Umea University in Umea, Sweden; Reza Habib from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois; and Alice S. N. Kim, Brian Levine, and Endel Tulving from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, have published their results in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"Mental time travel consists of two independent sets of processes: (1) those that determine the contents of any act of such ‘travel’: what happens, who are the 'actors,' where does the action occur; it is similar to the contents of watching a movie – everything that you see on the screen; and (2) those that determine the subjective moment of time in which the action takes place – past, present, or future," Tulving told PhysOrg.com.
I'm attempting to to do this now, but it only seems to come to me in sporadic bursts .

Gah, it makes my brain hot!
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You need to watercool your brain if it's over heating!

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*Brain explodes*

Anyone seen Inception? Great movie, quite the mindf*** the first time you watch it.
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very interesting stuff.
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Lol.
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Hmmm...... So is that the same as making up stories in your head, where you are the main character, in said made up movie, if so then i've been doing this for Years and Years lol JK
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*Brain explodes*

Anyone seen Inception? Great movie, quite the mindf*** the first time you watch it.
who hasnt seen inception

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Lol'd hard. Interesting stuff, but i think i was dream time traveling this morning. Also sometimes i see the future in my dreams and they come true later in a flash of deja vu
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Lol'd hard. Interesting stuff, but i think i was dream time traveling this morning. Also sometimes i see the future in my dreams and they come true later in a flash of deja vu
so about 2012...................
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So remembering something counts as time travel now?

I weep for the human race.
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