Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception

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Canongate Books, May 3, 2012 - Science - 352 pages
Time rules our lives, but how much do we really understand it? In Time Warped, we meet the people willing to go to extreme lengths to find out. They travel to Costa Rica to find out if hummingbirds can sense the passage of time, they walk towards the edge of a stairwell blindfolded and one man spends two months in an ice cave in total darkness - all in an attempt to fathom the tricks time can play on our minds. Drawing on the latest research from psychology, neuroscience and biology, award-winning BBC Radio4 presenter Claudia Hammond delves into the mysteries of time perception. She shows us how to manage time more efficiently, why speeds up as you get older and, ultimately, how to use the warping of time to our own advantage.

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This was very readable, I enjoyed it a lot. The author tackles the subject of how neurologists are studying the issue of how people perceive time. It's an interesting topic, and the author does a good ... Read full review

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I think learning about how people think and how they use their brains is endlessly fascinating. That is why I am such a big fan of Oliver Sacks who writes about diseases of the brain that he has ... Read full review

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Claudia Hammond is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and psychology lecturer. She is the voice of psychology on BBC Radio 4, where she is the presenter of All in the Mind and Mind Changers. She is the author of three books, Emotional Rollercoaster, Time Warped, winner of the popular science category of the British Psychological Society Book Award 2013, and most recently Mind Over Money. She is also a part-time member of faculty at Boston University in London. Hammond has been awarded the British Psychological Society's Public Engagement and Media Award, Mind's Making a Difference Award, the Society of Personality and Social Psychology's Media Achievement Award and the Public Understanding of Neuroscience Award from the British Neuroscience Association. www.claudiahammond.com Follow @claudiahammond on Twitter

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