Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception

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HarperCollins, May 28, 2013 - Psychology - 352 pages
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Why does life speed up as we get older? Why does the clock in your head sometimes move at a different speed from the one on the wall? Time rules our lives, but how much do we understand 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 BBC broadcaster Claudia Hammond delves into the mysteries of time perception. Along the way, she introduces us to an extraordinary array of characters willing to go to great lengths in the interests of research, including the French speleologist Michel Siffre, who spends two months in an ice cave in complete darkness.

Time Warped offers insight into 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 (2013)

Claudia Hammond is a writer, broadcaster, and psychology lecturer. She is the voice of psychology on BBC Radio 4 where she is the host of All in the Mind and Mind Changers. She is the author of one previous book, Emotional Rollercoaster, and is also a part-time member of faculty at Boston University in London. Hammond has won the British Psychological Society's Public Engagement & Media Award, the Society for Personality & Social Psychology's Media Award, and the Public Understanding of Neuroscience Award from the British Neuroscience Assocation.

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