Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Our sense of time in aging.
Time sense comes from interconnected feedbacks from the way we live, from the vast storehouses of memories, and the amount of attention we paid to minor and major events.
Sometimes humans can perceive movements that do not align with familiarity, and those who experience it are searching for answers.
Stories of tachysensia tend to share three features: movements speeding frighteningly fast, sounds much louder than expected, and hearing voices while knowing that they are not real.
Why is hospital time different than home time? Why is it not the same as work time?
For those who have never experienced the frightening feeling of going through a tachysensia spell, it is enormously hard to understand, perhaps impossible.
What do we know about the rare but unsettling syndrome that gives time-rushing attacks?
Can we alter our future to make it brighter by choosing reason over our confirmation biases?
How do we get from simple instinctual responsiveness to a sense of time, or at least to an awareness of the separation of past from present and present from future?
Why do we sense the speed of time differently for different events and experiences?
The beauty of the mind is that it can give us a riveted, entranced impression that we are time-traveling backward when we are reminded of events of the past.
Nearing the end of life is instrumental to one reason why we think time speeds up with age.
The present, as an uncapturable instant, is something to think about further.
There seems to be little doubt that consciousness is formed and recorded through complex bundles of synchronized signals perpetually collected from all human senses.
On the grand communal scale of societal modifications, accomplishments, enlightenment swings, and cultural shifts of the last 50 years, time seems to be moving faster.
Is it possible that celebrities have no color because yearnings of self-esteem through associations with fame can outplay racial prejudices?
Do knotty tangles of prejudices unravel with time and age, or do they strengthen? Time makes me think more deeply about everything in life. Getting older has that power.
How does one feel when routines end and new ones begin? Without a sense of ending, the rhythm of life gets confused.
For an understanding of a sense of time, we must first have a sense of duration. Eventually, we will speculate about why we crave to know when the current pandemic will end.
How do we explain the phenomenon of changes in the perception of time in aging?
Do you feel that time seems to accelerate its pace with age? Some of that feeling might come from a dread of advancing age.
Joseph Mazur, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Marlboro College and author of books including The Clock Mirage: Our Myth of Measured Time.