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How you perceive time may depend on your income

The feeling of a long life

Research suggests new experiences could create more time codes in the human brain as it processes memory formation.

This could mean that people who can afford to enjoy more vacations and hobbies and have more stimulating jobs, will recall having lived for a longer time.

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