Skip to content
What's on

Why life speeds up as you get older

Event

October
162006

17:30 - 18:30

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

 

Time, as a psychologist understands it, is a product of human memory. Unlike clock-time, psychological time may change pace, sometimes quite dramatically. Seconds, minutes, hours, days even years may 'feel' like passing slower or quicker, depending on the circumstances of one's life.
 

Douwe Draaisma, Professor of Psychology at the University of Groningen, will discuss some of the temporal illusions experienced in everyday life using insights from the psychology of autobiographical memory and brain science. Professor Draaisma will focus on experiences ranging from the mysterious expansion of the last few seconds before an impact, such as in a collision or a fall; to the subjective, but unmistakable sensation reported by many past their forties: life seems to speed up with age. 

This lecture is FREE. No advance booking or registration required.

 

Why life speeds up as you get older

Public lecture by Douwe Draaisma, Professor of Psychology at the University of Groningen

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK