Why does life speed up as we get older? Why does the clock in your head sometimes move at a different speed from the one on the wall? Time rules our lives, but how much do we understand it? And is it possible to retrain our brains and improve our relationship with it?
Drawing on the latest research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and biology, and using original research on the way memory shapes our understanding of time, the acclaimed writer and BBC broadcaster Claudia Hammond delves into the mysteries of time perception. Along the way, she introduces us to an extraordinary array of characters willing to go to great lengths in the interests of research, including the French speleologist Michel Siffre, who spends two months in an ice cave in complete darkness.
Time Warped offers insight into how to manage our time more efficiently, speed time up and slow it down at will, plan for the future with more accuracy, and, ultimately, use the warping of time to our own advantage.
This is a terrifically fun book to read – much like Mary Roach's series, It comes from many points of view all of the same time (there's that word again) but wonderful for those of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hanbledzoiner
Ordered this for my daughter's senior research paper and ended up reading it myself. I was sucked in and couldn't stop reading and wondering. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Vanessa Wallace
Loved the ideas at the end of the book for "Changing your relationship with time". Ideas that seem very practical and useful in our busy, conflicted worlds.Published 2 months ago by Sonia Raney
I recommend this book (in my own book) to other entrepreneurs, despite it not being a typical business book. Why? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Socially Speaking LLC
Claudia Hammond brings an interesting flair to studies, large and small, about how we perceive time. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lee Joanne Collins
A most interesting book on time that is hard to explain. It is as once scientific, tantalizing, clear but yet mystifying at times. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dr.G.
Very interesting and often intriguingly different stories, perspectives, facts, research results and speculation about the nature of time and its impact on existence (not just for... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sally Ember