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Time Perception

How does the brain tell time?

  • Why is it that ‘time flies when you are having fun’ and ‘a watched pot never boils’?
  • Are their specialist areas of the brain that handle time perception?
  • If so, why do they get it so wrong so often?

time perception process

Perceived time is often unreliable and inaccurate and the aim of this research is to use psychophysical techniques to investigate the mechanisms by which our brains signal the passage of time.