The Speed of Life

Why does time appear to speed up as we get older? Can we slow it down?
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References:

Ageing and duration judgement:
http://bit.ly/1TRN0cr

Nerve conduction velocity slowing with age:
http://bit.ly/23Wq6oE

Experiments with rats suggest time perception is distributed across brain:
http://bit.ly/1T6IjdO

Time perception with repeated stimuli:
http://bit.ly/1TRNbo5

Energy usage in brain with age:
http://bit.ly/1nXliOU

Time perception in moments of fear / danger:
http://bit.ly/1RoK7Ps
http://1.usa.gov/1TRNa3w
http://bit.ly/1Q8tDvW

Attention’s relation to time perception and recollection of perceived time:
http://bit.ly/20odeD8
http://bit.ly/1TRNfEf

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