Why does time fly when you’re having fun? Study sheds light

Time seems to pass very quickly when we have fun, or stand still when we are bored. For centuries, the subjective perception of time has preoccupied scientists, philosophers, and artists alike. Now, a team of neuroscientists may have found the neurobiological explanation for why we perceive time differently.Researchers have begun to understand the neurobiological basis for our differing time perceptions. Some studies in psychology have shown that emotions impact the way we perceive time. Fear and stress distort time and make it appear longer than it really is, while days seem to fly by when we are on holiday. Why does this happen? How does the brain “trick” us into thinking time is longer or shorter than it actually is? And could we locate…


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