Back before modern technology, people laboriously washed clothes by hand and got places no faster than their horses could carry them. Things objectively took more time then, yet modern life is what makes it feel like time is a precious resource. Why is it that, when we objectively have more leisure time than ever before, we're under such pressure from the clock? History and science offer a three-part answer: awareness, insecurity, and progress.
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The rate at which time passes is constant, unless you're moving at a fraction of the speed of light. 00:14
People tend to think that crescendoing sounds last longer than receding sounds. 01:23
The superior temporal sulcus in the brain is involved in the perception of biological motion, and can inform you of threats before the fight-or-flight response kicks in. 02:08
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