If you’ve ever found yourself confused when a colleague tells you they were born in the late ’90s (how are they even old enough to be working?!), or wondering how it can possibly be summer already when we’ve only just had Christmas, then good news — you’re not alone.
Time, as Stephen Hawking taught us, is a strange concept. And the older you get, the more confusing it seems to become.
This is something that’s actually been studied. There’s a psychological concept known as Weber’s Law, for instance, that deals with how our perception of something will change based on its size, or quantity. As mathematician and presenter Hannah Fry shows in this Numberphile video, the law can be applied to time, too. The more years you’ve experienced on this earth? The more quickly additional years seem to fly by. Read more…
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