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1/24/2008

Thursday 24 Jan

There is research out there which seems to support the notion that time seems to pass more quickly as one gets older. The research was done in terms of minutes - young people and older people were asked to ring a bell when they thought a minute had passed. The young averaged around 50 seconds for their minute. The older folks (60+) averaged about 72 seconds for their minute. In other words, the minute was gone before they new it. The cumulative effect is that days and months and weeks and years go by quicker for older folks - or seem to. Something to do with the internal clock that controls the circadian rhythms in the body. Oh well. Tempus Fugit. Anyway, I told you all that to tell you this: I can't believe it's the end of January already. Where the heck has this month gone? And I haven't missed one day of blogging, yet, which means, of course, I have managed to waste an incredible amount of time and the month isn't even over yet.

Cool. If you didn't read the previous post, then check here for the yesterday's update to my Art blog.

I have to get to work, now. Ta.

8 comments:

Becca said...

What neat research! I love research that actually has concrete results. I once read that time seems slower for young people b/c it's a larger percentage of life (example: for a five year old, one year is 20% of its life).

Maddy said...

Definitely true, without a shadow of doubt. In my case there would be the added problem that between the start and the finish, I'd probably lose the bell, forget that I'm supposed to ring the bell, wander off and get lost!
Cheers

Marita said...

Time is so strange. I will never make sense of how it works.

Sandy C. said...

Whoa...I had no idea. I suppose it makes sense though. I wonder if amount of sleep affects it too. I know I tend to sleep far less than my mom and grandmother....but honestly, January did fly by~!!

imaginary binky said...

Wait... what? How long have I been reading this? What day is it?!

VelVerb said...

Oh great! I don't have enough hours in the day as it is, and now you had to go and tell me this? You owe me Lceel. :P

Nicole said...

Yepp, since the last 10 years time flies by quicker and quicker :(

Boneblower (Anita) said...

....and they reckon there are stages in life when 'time stands still'!!

Don't blink - we'll miss February :)