The Science-Backed Way to Slow Down Time

Why time seemed slower when you were a kid

Michael Easter
Elemental

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Photo: Alvin Mahmudov/Unsplash

If this year feels like it has flown by, there’s a solid scientific reason for that. Most of us spent it locked in our homes, doing the exact same thing day in and day out.

It turns out that our brains love this kind of predictability, neuroscientists at Brown told me. The human brain evolved to…

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Michael Easter
Elemental

Author of The Comfort Crisis // Professor // Writing about physical + mental health, psychology, and living better 1x week // eastermichael.com