Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception

Author(s): Claudia Hammond

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Time rules our lives, but how much do we really understand it? In "Time Warped", we meet the people willing to go to extreme lengths to find out. They travel to Costa Rica to find out if hummingbirds can sense the passage of time, they walk towards the edge of a stairwell blindfolded and one man spends two months in an ice cave in total darkness - all in an attempt to fathom the tricks time can play on our minds. Drawing on the latest research from psychology, neuroscience and biology, award-winning BBC Radio4 presenter Claudia Hammond delves into the mysteries of time perception. She shows us how to manage time more efficiently, why speeds up as you get older and, ultimately, how to use the warping of time to our own advantage.

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A fascinating and mind-bending journey through the science of time perception

Shortlisted for BPS Award for Most Influential Book in Health Psychology 2013.

* Mind-boggling ... will change the way you think about time -- Carl Wilkinson Financial Times * With an engaging, light touch, [Claudia Hammond] describes the ingenious experiments psychologists have devised to explore how our brains construct - and warp - time -- Richard Webb New Scientist * [Hammond] weaves a beautifully constructed story out of the puzzles that preoccupy us about the way we experience time, and the cutting-edge science that tries to make sense of it -- Raymond Tallis Mail on Sunday * A fascinating new book...Time Warped is highly engaging and accessible -- Doug Johnstone Big Issue * A serious, journalistic attempt to analyse existing research into the human perception of time -- Nick Curtis Evening Standard * Engaging throughout, Time Warped will give you a better idea of your personal measurement of time. It covers complex ideas...without any reduction of scope -- Ben Critchley We Love This Book * An engaging, well-paced ride through the worlds of psychology, biology and neuroscience. Claudia Hammond's style balances in-depth analysis with absorbing anecdote Top Sante Magazine * An intriguing book unravelling the mysteries of time perception...An engaging, and sometimes mind-boggling discovery of experience and expeditions, through facts and formidable research The Skinny * It is worth making time to read this book Good Book Guide

Claudia Hammond is a writer, broadcaster and psychology lecturer. She is the voice of psychology on BBC Radio 4 where she is the presenter of All in the Mind and Mind Changers. She is the author of one previous book, Emotional Rollercoaster, and is also a part-time member of faculty at Boston University in London. Hammond won the British Psychological Society's Public Engagement and Media Award in 2012, Mind's Making a Difference Award in 2011, the Society of Personality and Social Psychology's Media Achievement Award in 2012 and the Public Understanding of Neuroscience Award from the British Neuroscience Association in 2012. www.claudiahammond.comFollow @claudiahammond on Twitter

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  • : 9781847677914
  • : Canongate Books Ltd
  • : Canongate Books Ltd
  • : April 2013
  • : 129mm X 198mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2013
  • : books

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  • : 153.753
  • : 352
  • : Illustrations
  • : Claudia Hammond
  • : Paperback
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