Can you summarize the purpose of life in one sentence?

The purpose of life is life itself. It is to live it to the fullest, to make the most of it, while you can. So get busy living or get busy dying! You create your own meaning to life. It … Read More

Do snails perceive time more slowly than humans?

Time is nothing but the speed at which animals/humans process sensory information. This can be measured by how fast they can detect flickering lights. Imagine you are observing a flickering light source that is emitting, say, 5 flashes per second. … Read More

Stretching Your Holidays

The most commonly reported time distortion is vacation time. You go for a 2-week vacation and when you return back home it feels like it flew by in a flash. Why is that? The length of a vacation that remains … Read More

Are there any neurological differences between the brains of morning and evening persons?

There is one study that used diffusion tensor imaging to scan the brains of 20 intermediate chronotypes as well as 16 early-birds and 23 night owls. The study found a reduction in the integrity of the night owl’s white matter … Read More

If you could sell time, what would its price be?

Time is priceless. It is far more precious that money or gold. It is our most precious possession because once it is consumed it cannot be replenished. No matter how much we hate to admit it, it will eventually run … Read More

What age do you start aging?

You start aging the moment you are born! The process of fighting off bacteria, viruses, and every other micro-organism that is out there to kill you, starts on day one. It is a slow but certain process of deterioration. It … Read More

Our Amazing Brains

If you look closely at yourself in a mirror, behind those great looks lies the sophisticated world of the most complex organ ever to be produced in the history of this universe: the human brain. Weighing around 1.4 Kg, this … Read More

The Speed of Time

To our mind, the world appears to be smooth and continuous. When we say that the world is continuous, we mean that it is persistently active and undergoing continuous change as time goes on. However, neuroscientists have accumulated a sizable … Read More

Time & Alertness

The speed of time has always intrigued me. We know from physics that time progresses at the same rate at all times, but that is not how it feels. Time certainly seems to speed up as we grow older. We … Read More