Be a time Lord
Look back and realize that summer is gone. Maybe it was for you excruciatingly long due to the fact that you attended or sat at work without a vacation. Or the last few months have flown by so fast, just like a package of water, which you abandoned in childhood from the sixth floor?
Why each summer passes at different speeds? Is the answer to this question — probably, it all depends on your age. If you’re old enough, it is likely that your summer went quickly, as other seasons, but if you’re young, these three months lasted you six months.
1. Why does the time depend on age?
Why does it seem that time slows down when you’re young, and accelerates when you get older? You may have heard of such a thing, that when you’re young, each year contains a higher percentage of the total duration of your life. For example: one year is 1/14 of your life, when you’re fourteen, but only 1/40, when you’re 40.
It’s a fun theory, but there is a real neurological reason which affects our perception of time when we start to age. And once you understand how this system works, you will become someone like the master of time.
2. The perception of time
Time is a fixed size. Watch can be divided into minutes, seconds and nanoseconds, and they can be objectively measured. Even without an external chronometer to help us, our internal clock often do a wonderful job, keeping track of time. If you were asked to guess the time right now, then perhaps you would call very close to the original figure.
However, we do not always accurately perceive time. Depending on circumstances, it may appear compressed or expanded, acceleration or deceleration. Neuroscientists that explore the perception of time call this phenomenon «brain time,» and unlike clock time, its measurements are very subjective.
Unlike our other senses, like touch and taste, which are located in certain parts of our brain, our sense of time is woven throughout our nervous matter. Our perception of time is inextricably linked to our emotions and memories, the information we receive. Our brain filters the information before providing it to us.
3. The matrix exists
To understand when, how and why the brain edits your perception of time, we must remember those moments when you are faced with a life-threatening situation. If you were close to death — got in a car accident, was involved in a shootout, falling from the roof, it is likely that you felt like everything was happening in slow motion, a La Matrix. In the future, you’ll remember the event in vivid detail.
Time doesn’t slow down when we fear for his life. A dangerous situation is a stimulus for the brain to record much more detail than usual.
4. Power over time
Of course you can’t literally increase the time of your life, but you can do so that life will seem longer. To achieve this effect try to do:
- Change your wrist, which are hours;
- Change the location of furniture in the house;
- Pave a different path to work.
As soon as you start stirring in your life, you will expand the time. Your life will become more and more interesting.
Don’t even have to stir. You can just do something different. Can go from work on foot, at least a few blocks. After a couple of minutes walking you will feel something strange, as if the world has changed. Plus, you’ll have time to think about what you couldn’t when riding in the car and only thought about the road.
Try at least once a week to go not on the usual routes to go to other stores, etc. you Need to change something, that life is not passed stupidly by.
When you approach your last couple of days, you’ll sit in your rocking chair and think that only yesterday you were 18. Or you launch that infinite tape memories and your past life will appear dimensionless.