Notes to self

Not gold alone brought us hither

Apr 24, 2011

Perception of time

On perception of time

Why time seems to pass faster as we get older

The more detailed the memory, the longer the moment seems to last. “This explains why we think that time speeds up when we grow older,” Eagleman said—why childhood summers seem to go on forever, while old age slips by while we’re dozing. The more familiar the world becomes, the less information your brain writes down, and the more quickly time seems to pass.