"A fascinating and at times mind-boggling book that will change the way you think about time." — Financial Times
We are obsessed with time. However hard we might try, it is almost impossible to spend even one day without the marker of a clock. But how much do we understand about time, and is it possible to retrain our brains and improve our relationship with it?
Drawing on the latest research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and biology, and using original research on the way memory shapes our understanding of time, acclaimed writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond delves into the mysteries of time perception. Along the way, she introduces us to an extraordinary array of colourful characters willing to go to great lengths in the interests of research, such as the French speleologist Michel, who spends two months in an ice cave in complete darkness.
Time Warped shows us how to manage our time more efficiently, speed time up and slow it down at will, plan for the future with more accuracy, and, ultimately, use the warping of time to our own advantage.
Claudia Hammond is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and psychology lecturer. She is the author of three books: Emotional Rollercoaster: A Journey through the Science of Feelings, Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception, and most recently Mind over Money: The Psychology of Money and How To Use it Better. She is the host of All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4, Health Check on BBC World Service, and a columnist for BBC Future. Claudia is on the part-time faculty at Boston University's London base where she lectures in health and social psychology. She has just completed a 22 month residency at the Wellcome Collection as Associate Director of Hubbub, an interdisciplinary project on the topic of rest. Awards include the Popular Science Book Award from the British Psychological Society and the Aeon Transmission Prize for Time Warped; the Mind Media Award for Radio; the Public Understanding of Neuroscience Award from the British Neuroscience Association; the Public Engagement and Media Award from the British Psychological Society; and the Media Achievement Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in the U.S.
With an engaging, light touch, [Claudia Hammond] describes the ingenious experiments psychologists have devised to explore how our brains construct -- and warp -- time. - New Scientist
A fascinating and at times mind-boggling book that will change the way you think about time. - Financial Times
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
She 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. - Mail on Sunday
A serious, journalistic attempt to analyse existing research into the human perception of time. - Evening Standard
... accessible [and] entertaining. - Genevieve Roberts, Independent
. . . well-written and appealing. - Donna Harris, Winnipeg Free Press
Time is an elastic dimension, maybe even more so when viewed through the lenses of fear, boredom, impatience, sadness and joy. In Time Warped, Claudia Hammond explores this elasticity and the reasons for it. - Christopher Dewdney, Globe and Mail
Hammond’s book is filled with fascinating details of this sort, uncovering the many ways in which time may be an entirely personal matter. - Maclean's Magazine
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