Time Isn't Constant For Your Brain

Time Isn't Constant For Your Brain

As we grow older, our perception of time changes. Years that once seemed to last forever now pass in the blink of an eye. But our perception of time can change in a more immediate sense, too! See how your brain can slow down (or speed up) the clock:

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Key Facts In This Video

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    The rate at which time passes is constant, unless you're moving at a fraction of the speed of light. (0:14)

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    People tend to think that crescendoing sounds last longer than receding sounds. (1:23)

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    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. (2:08)

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