Night Owl or Morning Lark?

If you work in a large company, you may have noticed how at the beginning of the day, sleepy people queue up at the coffee counter to get their morning fix of caffeine. These people describe themselves as not ‘morning … Read More

Time Slipping Away

We all remember a time in our childhood when summer vacations appeared ridiculously long, when weeks and months never seemed to end, and how they now seem to fly by! Months rush by at a seemingly accelerating pace and you … Read More

Neurologically, how different is a happy brain from a sad brain?

There is an interesting study by neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin that found people were more happy and energetic when the left part of their brain was highly active, and were more depressed and in an … Read More

What do you do when you are bored?

The best strategy for dealing with boredom is to make use of the time in a meaningful way. When you feel that time has been spent efficiently, you will feel it is running faster. When it runs faster, you will … Read More

Emotions and Time

Emotions play a powerful role in distorting our time experience. Negative emotions such as fear, anger, anxiety, and sadness appear to slow down the passage of time so that we feel we must endure these feelings for longer than we actually do, … Read More

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