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Heartbeat may shape our perception of time, study shows

By Ellen Barry

14 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The NYT reports on new research which suggests that the heart plays an important role in our perception of time, in contrast to the long held assumption that the brain is in control of this.

(Science Times)

It is a truism that time seems to expand or contract depending on our circumstances: In a state of terror, seconds can stretch. A day spent in solitude can drag. When we’re trying to meet a deadline, hours race by.

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