The Elusive Concept of Time (Fast Company)

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Feeling like there is never enough time, or underestimating the amount of time needed to complete a task is common among many people.

Phrases like “Just a second,” and “It’ll be done in a few” are often said as little white lies to keep people confident that what needs to get done will get done.

However, new data suggests that we’re biased against ever knowing how much time we really have because there are no sensory receptors specifically dedicated for perceiving time. Time is an intangible sensation, but it has tangible consequences. Read more about why it’s difficult for human to correctly perceive time.

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