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The Psychology of Time Perception

The Psychology of Time Perception

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  •  89 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HX
Suitable for: Adults
Dr. Steve Taylor is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University. He is the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality, including Making ... More Info »
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Why does time seem to speed up as we get older? Why does it seem to drag when we're bored or in pain, or to go slowly when we're in unfamiliar environments? Why does it slow down dramatically in accidents and emergency situations, when sportspeople are 'in the zone', or in higher states of consciousness?

Come meet Dr. Steve Taylor will explain why we have these different perceptions of time, suggesting that there are a number of 'laws' of psychological time and uncovering the factors which cause them.

He'll discuss evidence from modern physics and unusual states of consciousness to suggest that our normal sense of time is an illusion, 'created' by our minds.

On a practical level, he will show us what we can do to control our sense of time passing, to make it pass slowly or quickly in different situations. It suggests that it is possible for us to live through more time in our lives, and so effectively increase the amount of time which we are alive for.

Learn how meditation and mindfulness can be useful in helping us not just to slow down time, but to transcend linear time, and live fully in the present moment.

Venue: Trapeze

Doors: 7pm / talk starts at 7:30pm

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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