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Felt time : the psychology of how we perceive time

Author: Marc Wittmann; Erik Butler
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We have widely varying perceptions of time. Children have trouble waiting for anything. ("Are we there yet?") Boredom is often connected to our sense of time passing (or not passing). As people grow older, time seems to speed up, the years flitting by without a pause. How does our sense of time come about? In Felt Time, Marc Wittmann explores the riddle of subjective time, explaining our perception of time--whether  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Wittmann; Erik Butler
ISBN: 9780262034029 0262034026
OCLC Number: 930364207
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xiii, 167 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Temporal shortsightedness: on being able to wait --
Looking for the rhythm of the brain --
In the moment: three seconds of presence --
Internal clocks: what we "need" time for --
Life, happiness, and the ultimate time limit --
Winning and losing time: the self and temporality --
Body time: how the sense of time arises.
Other Titles: Gefühlte Zeit.
Responsibility: Marc Wittmann ; translated by Erik Butler.

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