The Speed of Life

Why does time appear to speed up as we get older? Can we slow it down?
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The new season of Brain Games starts Sunday, February 14th at 9/8c –

Brain Games is an Emmy-nominated TV series that explores the inner workings of the human mind through experiments and interactive games. Did you know it’s estimated that you have more than a dozen senses in addition to the standard five? One of those is a sense of time or chronoception. Tune in to the new season of Brain Games to learn about all of your senses, and more, starting Sunday, February 14 at 9/8c


Ageing and duration judgement:

Nerve conduction velocity slowing with age:

Experiments with rats suggest time perception is distributed across brain:

Time perception with repeated stimuli:

Energy usage in brain with age:

Time perception in moments of fear / danger:

Attention’s relation to time perception and recollection of perceived time:

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