How the human brain perceives time ?

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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According to a recent study by a team of American scientists, the way we perceive the  time passing is often wrong and confusing. It seems that people tend to underestimate the period since the occurrence of events in their lives, according to the importance that is given to these events.The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, emphasize an overarching tendency to condense time, unless of course that is manifested by pathological distortions of perception of time.

According to experts, this explains why, for example, that children we do not see too often  leave the impression that grew faster than ones we see every day. Also, in the same category is framed the perceptions about specific objectives that we've set for sometime and we forgot them - in which case they seem more current, unlike the daily objectives that seem old and always the same, even if their list recently changed.

Also, this survey suggests that feeling of time passing depends on how our mind controls a situation. Conclusion of specialists? Cognitive mechanisms of differentiation of the real-time by the perceived time  act differently depending on a number of variables and internal / external stimuli .

Also, the feeling that time passes quickly is explained by the very vigorous pace of life of the society we live.

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versatilekamini | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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The human brain perceives the external world through the sences, and each individual human is influenced greatly by his or her experiences, leading to subjective views of existence  and the passage of time. Humans are variously said to possess consciousness, self awareness, and a mind, which correspond roughly to the mental processes of thought.

These are said to possess qualities such as self-awareness and the ability to perceive the relationship between oneself and one's environment. The human brain, the focal point of the central nervous system in humans, controls the peripheral nervous system. In addition to controlling primarily autonomic activities such as respiration and digestion, it is also the locus of thought, reasoning and abstraction. 

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