Saturday, 2 January 2016

Why Time Seems To Speed Up As We Get Older

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Many people feel that time flies by more quickly as they age. There's very little scientific evidence to suggest our perception of time changes as we age. And yet, we consistently report that the past felt longer - that time is flying by faster as we age. What's going on?

1 comment(s):

jHans Walther said...

The article ignores the obvious. When we are five years old, one year is one-fifth of our lifetime with the corresponding perception, and all the moments within that year elongated to fit the perception. When we are fifty years old, one year is one-fiftieth of our lifetime, and the corresponding perceptions of time within that year are compressed accordingly. The mathematical basis of time perception has always made sense to me. YMMV.