speed of time

More Precious than Gold

More Precious than Gold Why time is so precious and why do we seek ways to ‘make the most of it’? Let us go back to 4,000 BC in ancient China where the first clocks were invented. To demonstrate the … Read More

How do we sense time?

The Brain’s Video Camera To our mind, the world appears to be 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 … Read More

Emotions and the Speed of Time

Emotions play a powerful role in distorting our time perception. They dictate our experienced speed of time. Negative emotions such as fear, anger, anxiety, and sadness appear to slow down the passage of time so that we feel we must endure … Read More

What is Time? What is ‘Now’, the Present Moment?

What is Time? In his famous book, The Confessions, written in the year 400 AD, St. Augustine asks, “What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him … Read More

Morning Lark or Night Owl?

Everyone has a noticeably different rhythm of sleeping and waking- known as the circadian rhythm– which is why psychologists divide people into two general chronotypes: morning larks and night owls. Morning larks rise early, are most active in the morning, … Read More