Neuroscience

Time perception and sense of touch: A new connection

The perception of time relates to the sense of touch. A new SISSA study "A sensory integration account for time perception," published in PLOS Computational Biology uncovers this connection. "The challenge to neuroscience ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Distorted passage of time during the COVID-19 lockdown

A survey conducted in the U.K. suggests that social and physical distancing measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted people's perception of how quickly time passed compared to their pre-lockdown ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Who really hit the basketball out of bounds?

The shot clock reads 5, and a win forces a game 7. Two hands outstretched as the players—one in royal blue and yellow, the other black—hurtle towards the edge of the court. The ball sails out of bounds, and the play ends. ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Virtual reality could be used to treat autism

Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease.

Neuroscience

How the brain perceives time

What happens in the brain when listening to the rhythmic pace of a song, or when waiting for a traffic light to turn green? For the first time, an imaging study shows that a time map exists in a specific area of the human ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Meta-study shows that the experience of time is altered in depression

Time perception is highly subjective and usually depends on the relevant situation so that, for instance, your sense of how fast or slow time is passing can be influenced by whether you are waiting for something or if a deadline ...

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