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Do You Feel Time Flying When You are Having Fun?

by Savitha C Muppala on May 30, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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 Do You Feel Time Flying When You are Having Fun?

The words 'time flies' and waits for none may sound cliched, yet researchers were intrigued about the situations when we find time getting by with super speed and times when every minute may seem like an hour.
Do we often feel that time passes slowly when we are bored and it goes faster when we are enjoying ourselves? We usually take this for granted.

When we are enjoying ourselves we usually tend to overestimate rather than underestimate the period of time that it lasted. Belgian experts say that our memory strengthens if we are actively involved in something, especially if it is a source of excitement.

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Therefore, this means that because our memory formation gets stronger we estimate the time elapsed to have been longer than it really was.

To offer a rationale, researchers said, 'Feeling more aroused during a ride was associated with longer estimates of the ride's duration. As it has been shown that arousal leads to memory enhancement, more information is likely to be encoded during a highly arousing event, leading to greater availability of information at the moment of estimation.'



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