The Nuance

This Is Why You Can’t Remember Yesterday

Science explains why time is so disorienting and mind-numbing these days

Markham Heid
Elemental
Published in
5 min readApr 23, 2020

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Illustration: Kieran Blakey

If the thousands of tweets referencing the movie Groundhog Day are any indication, those Americans under stay-at-home directives are feeling the dull weight of monotony pressing down on their shoulders. Variety may be the spice of…

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Markham Heid
Elemental

I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.