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» Bizarre leaps of logic

paedophile camera
Was stood on a street corner in Nottingham with a sound level meter on a tripod doing a noise survey. An interested passer by shouted from across the road "what's that mate? A paedophile camera?"
(Sun 15th Dec 2013, 9:37, More)

» Changing Your Mind

perception of time
I used to think that the perception of time speeding up as you grow older was because each measure of time becomes a smaller proportion of your memorable life the older you get. I.e a year is one fifth of your life when you turn five, but one thirtieth of your life when you turn 30. I've always been uncomfortable with this as it suggests we have no control over our perception of time and its just going to get faster and faster

Then I watched a Brian Cox programme where he hypothesised that our perception of how fast time is passing is done in hindsight not as it happens. Also our perception of how fast time has passed is affected by how many new experiences we've had in that time. The more new experiences we have the slower time appears to have passed in hindsight. This explain why memories of dramatic incidents like car crashes are recalled in slow motion.

This was an epiphany as it could mean we have control over our perception of time and one way to slow time down is to ensure you regularly go out and do something new. I have no idea if its true but I can't think of a better mantra for living.

I'm off out to crash my car.
(Sat 4th Apr 2015, 12:13, More)