Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception

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Canongate Books, 2012 - Time - 342 pages
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Have you ever tried to spend a day without looking at a clock or checking your watch? It's almost impossible. Time rules our lives, but how much do we understand about it? And is it possible to retrain our brains and improve our relationship with it? Drawing on the latest research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience and biology, and using original research on the way memory shapes our understanding of time, the acclaimed writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond delves into the mysteries of time perception.Along the way, Claudia introduces us to an extraordinary array of characters willing to go to great lengths in the interests of research, such as the French speleologist Michel, who spends two months in an ice cave in complete darkness. We meet one group of volunteers who steer themselves towards the edge of a stairwell, blindfolded, and another who are strapped into a harness and dropped off the edge of tower block.Time Warped shows us how to manage our time more efficiently, speed time up and slow it down at will, plan for the future with more accuracy and, ultimately, use the warping of time to our own advantage.

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Research + engaging prose = a great experience. - Goodreads
A competent overview of how we perceive time. - Goodreads
Nice introduction to the psychology of time perception. - Goodreads
The topic (Time) awesome graphics (gears and cogs! - Goodreads
And, of course, the research is ongoing. - Goodreads

Review: Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception

User Review  - Joodith - Goodreads

This is a fascinating and entertaining book about how we humans deal with Time; how at times Time seems to gallop by, and at others it moves at a snail's pace. Nobody knows why we can imagine the ... Read full review

Review: Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception

User Review  - Sue Lyle - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this book. Claudia Hammond has collated an enormous amount of the research on the topic of our perception of time and done a great job of analysing and synthesising this body of work in ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Claudia Hammond is a radio host and writer.

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