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...
As for negative emotions, everyone perceives it absolutely differently, depending on the situation.
Vice versa, When you are bored you have a feeling that time slows down or even stops.
The thing is when you are a child you gain new experience and learn new information almost every day. When we get older, days start to resemble each other, we lack new emotions and experience.
Researches show that the estimation of time changes with years too. People at 20 perceive time quite accurate, while old ones tend to overestimate it (they say that time passes faster than it is).
Recent statistics shows that people check their phones up to 150 times a day. And have you ever noticed how fast time passes when you spend it in the Internet? We can spend long hours sitting in front of computers, but it will be perceived as a couple of minutes.
People who have ever been in a dangerous situation say that during it time slows down. Psychologists found a logical explanation to this phenomenon. In 2007 a group of people took part in a very interesting experiment: they were asked to fall down on the safety net from the height of 50 meters and then describe their feelings. Beside fear, they felt as if time slowed down.
The thing is in dangerous situations our organism produces Adrenalin, that helps us to concentrate and fight for our lives. Thus we remember more details in short period of time and slow motion effect appears.
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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