It has long been known that we subjectively experience longer stimuli as being more intense. A recent study sheds light on the neural mechanisms underlying this bias by tracking the formation of a percept of intensity in the rat brain.
Neuroscience: Formation of a Percept in the Rat Cortex
Authors: Mongillo G, Loewenstein Y.
Year of publication: 2017
Journal: Curr Biol. 2017 Jun 5;27(11):R423-R425.
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