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How we perceive time
Marc Wittmann Ph.D.
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Natalie Mella (a parent) and I (without children) reveal that for adults with children, 10 years seemed to have passed by with greater speed.
To prevent boredom and irritation during lockdown, we need satisfying social relations with the people we live with and to occupy ourselves in a meaningful way.
Color affects us more strongly than you might think. Compared to red, green induces a relaxation effect in combination with a feeling of a faster passage of time.
The fight against boredom: find a meaningful activity, a project with a future-oriented goal.
Let's think about our individual time orientation during these days of crisis. A few personal adjustments can help.
Why we too often fail in fulfilling our resolutions, and what we can do about it.
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How long is the present moment? Our lived experience, conscious feelings, and thoughts we have now are integrated to a whole spanning a few seconds.
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In studies, psychedelics such as psilocybin or ayahuasca are showing potential as remedies for psychiatric disorders. Is this part of the future of treatment?
Can we as humans foresee the future? A recent review of the scientific evidence makes this strong claim.
Waiting can be irritating. A new study explores what we feel while waiting and who is especially irritated.
A new study confirms earlier investigations and anecdotal reports that a majority of individuals with a near-death experience also report the feeling of timelessness.
Absorption during sex is more closely related to desire and satisfaction in women than in men.
Have you had this kind of experience? Time seemed to slow down during an accident. Here are answers to the questions of why this happens, and what then happens in the brain.
Why the famous Libet task does not touch on our notion of free will.
A novel scientific perspective on happiness with the potential to treat mental disorders.
Break with some of your daily routines. Surprise intensifies the feeling of your self and expands subjective time.
Research has confirmed that subjective time passes increasingly faster as we grow older. A study now shows that the ability of 'emotion regulation' can slow down subjective time.
Are you often bored? Make use of those situations in order to intimately experience yourself and to eventually adjust yourself.
Marc Wittmann, Ph.D., is a research fellow at the Institute for Frontier Areas in Psychology and Mental Health in Freiburg, Germany.