Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception by Claudia Hammond (Canongate)

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I've always been fascinated by time. (Who isn't once you pass 50..) This is a brilliantly written and accessible science book on the human perception of time. It really is fascinating stuff! She explains how and why our perception of time changes as we age, and looks into other conditions which can alter our perception, like depression, rejection, fear. She looks at the links between inaccurate time perception and some mental illnesses, and wonders which causes which. She also explains how we can change our relationship with time. You will learn techniques to slow your perception of the passage of time. One of the best science books I've read for some time..