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.
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 16 days 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 3 months ago by Sally Ember
This book concern perception of time. There are several interesting facts and described events but ithe nterpretation of them is not scientificPublished 3 months ago by Lev Soyfer
Fair game. Light reading. I'd bring it on a plane, or keep it in the can. Don't expect too much from it.Published 5 months ago by Vincent Bataoel
This book is very good. It treats about time perception, how our brain understand time. Very usefull and easy to read. I recomend it.Published 6 months ago by Mariana
I enjoyed this book, and it's full of entertaining stories and quotes. However, it admittedly drags in the middle. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Greg
I've had a warp in time happen to me and it was interesting to understand why it happened. The fear of injury slowed time down so I could resolve the emergency before injuryPublished 7 months ago by anon
Claudia Hammond notes that the word 'time' is used more frequently than any other noun in the English language. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eric Mayforth
This book very creatively discusses time: our perceptions of it and the reality of it. I found it to be an interesting look at time. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer