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the psychology of time perception and narrative

I've heard it said often: "This year has just flown by!" This statement is also sometimes followed by: "It feels like time itself is speeding up!" As I've grown older I've been plagued by similar feelings and perceptions. In a twisted way, it has confirmed the correlation between the increase in ones age and the perception that time moves as a quicker pace. I recently discovered that there is a field of psychology that focuses on the perception of time. [...]