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In The Brain, Distances In Space, Time, And Social Relationships Look The Same

In The Brain, Distances In Space, Time, And Social Relationships Look The Same

Popular Science - By Francie Diep

A brain-scanning study finds a small region of the brain that treats "far from me," "distant acquaintance," and "later" as similar concepts. The coffeeshop is nearby. We're close friends. My birthday seems so far away. In English, at least, we use the same words to describe spatial, social and temporal …

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