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How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time - Issue 9: Time - Nautilus

How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time - Issue 9: Time - Nautilus | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
One evening, some 40 years ago, I got lost in time. I was at a performance of Schubert’s String Quintet in C major. During the second…
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You can lose yourself in music...well, d'uh!

Great article on how  music can disturb our perception of time.

Long read but well worth it.

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The illusions of advertising

The illusions of advertising | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A look at the science behind marketing tricks
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A complex, yet interesting article on why time pieces are advertised showing the time as 10:10 and why there is a hidden arrow in the FedEx logo.

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Time Illusions and Workplace Boredom

Time Illusions and Workplace Boredom | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Boredom is a risk with any profession, especially those that are repetitive and routine—which can include all jobs, if they are viewed, reviewed and described abstractly enough or in very limited detail, even the job of being a U.S. senator, a jet fighter pilot, mom, astronaut, brain surgeon, novelist, deep-sea diver or a recruiter. I’ve known Cessna pilots who concisely expressed their boredom with flying (“like driving a taxi”)—bored with flying? Tell that to a six-year-old.

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Does time dilate during a threatening situation?

“WHEN a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour,” said Albert Einstein, “it seems like a minute.
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Nice article on the current research on the time dilation illlusion including brain scanning...

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Painting with Time iPad App Released - Sacramento Bee

Painting with Time iPad App Released

"Static is an illusion – everything is changing all the time and on many timescales – our bodies, our cities, our world.

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Frontiers of time perception

Frontiers of time perception | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

BBC Radio 4 science programme Frontiers examines the psychology and neuroscience of time perception and considers how the sense of time can be warped when we're put under stress.
In one part, the programme talks to psychologist David Eagleman who’s been running experiments with people doing ‘SCAD diving‘ – an activity where you jump free-fall off a 50 metre crane into a waiting net below.

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