Why Time Has Slowed
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There’s a common idea that time feels like it speeds up as you age.
The theory is that the perception of time relies on the number of memories formed in a period. The more new and surprising experiences, the slower time feels.
Time seems like it slowed in March because many of us are being bombarded with new and surprising experiences.
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