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Tricks of time - why we perceive it differently

IQ Story: Tricks of time - why we perceive it differently

Have you ever noticed that our perception of time changes? Sometimes 5 minutes can pass briefly or lasts for too long. How is it possible? How does time trick us?


Time is a really strange and complicated phenomenon. We perceive it differently depending on variety of factors. Referring to scientific, psychological and biological studies our internal rhythms, memories, and life experience influence time perception to a greater extent. Here are some tricks of time...


What do you think about these tricks of time? Do you agree that our perception of time changes? We are waiting for your response in the comments below.

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bettyschierloh
I went over a cliff in a car and the car went over end over end 3 times as we went down the cliff in 1967. This all happened in very slow motion to me and I can still recall every detail to this day. There were no seatbelts yet on my 1953 Chevy. So I can still remember every time I hit my head and shoulders on the roof, banged myself back down on the dashboard, etc. I can tell you what I saw out the window at each turn, etc. I still relive these moments over and over in my mind when I am awake and sometimes when I am asleep... always in slow motion.
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Sep 27, 2018 4:31PM
Elsy O. Stromberg
Irma Rivera, That's what I thought too!
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Aug 4, 2020 12:46PM
Rachel Bonney
I like these snippets of new information. I like to constantly be learning new facts or opinions. Interesting.
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Jan 11, 2020 5:21PM
Ken Putnam
We don't understand for how long our nap lasted and thus we don't understand what time is it now. That has NOTHING to do with our perception of time You can say the same thing about getting up in the morning
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Dec 14, 2019 4:40PM
Susan Golebiewski
Much of this is true & relatable.
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Oct 7, 2019 8:29PM
Irma Rivera
I remember when I was just 11 yrs old and grounded by my mom for doing something wrong and used to tell her " oh how I wished to be forty yrs old to be experienced and do things right" , I blinked and all of the sudden am 62... Wow time flies!!!
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Jun 2, 2019 5:27PM
Irma Rivera
To me, when am happy or having a good time it seems like times last shorter not longer!!! So I have to desagree with the pychologyst Dr. James K. Kellarys
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Jun 2, 2019 5:20PM
Lynne Cage
Very interesting thnx ⏰
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May 20, 2019 12:04AM
Chrissy Krainock Luders
scottdn, no one is promised another day so we each get the same 24 hours each day. A 15 year old may think they have 60 years left and life goes on a certain way. (Usually very carefree) They get killed in a car accident the next day. So it’s mindset, not math. A 60 year old gets the same 24 hours. They are undergoing chemo- it feels like forever. There are too many variables and perceptions.
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Mar 13, 2019 12:15AM
Chrissy Krainock Luders
John Puza, except they tell us in #2 it’s because we aren’t happy. I’m not buying it.
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Mar 13, 2019 12:12AM
Chrissy Krainock Luders
Bruce Thompson, according to #2 you must be unhappy. If you’re happy time “lasts longer”. I’m not buying it. I’m happy and time is zipping by!!
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Mar 13, 2019 12:11AM
Chrissy Krainock Luders
Alexander Sickert, or maybe R.Kelly?
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Mar 13, 2019 12:07AM
Chrissy Krainock Luders
#1,2 and 3 contradict each other. Every persons perception is different (except age groups?) Happy? Time lasts longer (except old people who think time is passing fast?) Depressed? It slows down? (Except old people who think it’s passing fast- are all old people happy?) I’ll go with everyone’s perception of time is different. I’ve had the slow down of time in an accident- it is bizarre.
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Mar 13, 2019 12:06AM
James Williams
Time appears passes faster the older we get because of the percentage rule. When you are 5 years old 1 year is 20% or 1/5 of your life which is a large part of the life but when you reach 75 years old 1 year is only 1.3% 1/75 of your life which makes you feel that 1 year isn't much of your life in perceived time.
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Jul 30, 2018 2:04PM
Steve Tingle
Don't know the details but I have sometimes been able to slow time down so I can finish a task easily - if I knew how I did it I'd be rich.
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May 19, 2018 11:59PM

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