Some of the best parts of the book are interviews with people such as BBC reporter Alan Johnston, who lost track of time while spending four months as a hostage in Gaza, says Rebecca Priestley.
Did you know you have a reminiscence bump? We remember more from our teens and twenties than from any other time in our lives. Why? “Because of novelty,” says Claudia Hammond in Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception. It’s during this time that most of us have our “first sexual relationships, first jobs, first travel without parents”. All this rich novelty of experience helps us pack away more memories, and it later feels like time passed more slowly back then.
But why do 10 minutes feel like forever when you’re waiting for a bus but like no time at ...
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