Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception (Paperback)
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Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception (Paperback)

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Published: 02/05/2013
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Winner of the 2013 British Psychological Society's Book Awards Popular Science category.

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 it speeds up as you get older and, ultimately, how to use the warping of time to our own advantage.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781847677914
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

A fascinating and at times mind-boggling book that will change the way you think about time - Carl Wilkinson, Financial Times

[A] lively account of our perception of time - Robin McKie, Observer

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

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

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 - Raymond Tallis, Mail on Sunday

In Time Warped, Claudia Hammond [. . . ] has a steady touch in conveying the research, adding user-friendly charm even to exhaustive descriptions of the mechanics of boredom. A chapter on visualization is particularly intriguing - New York Times

A fascinating new book... Time Warped is highly engaging and accessible - Doug Johnstone, Big Issue

Fantastic - Brainpickings

A well-researched meditation on how we see the future - Slate

[Hammond] encourages engagement and makes the narrative memorable - Kirkus

Engagingly written and thoroughly accessible - Good Book Guide

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

It is my hope that science writers take a leaf out of Hammond's book and learn to treat their subjects with the humour, sensitivity and warmth that here emanate from every page. - Dylan Evans, Guardian, on Emotional Rollercoaster

An entertaining, informed guide to the responses that drive and colour our lives - Independent on Emotional Rollercoaster

Hammond summaries a formidable array of current research, weaving this gently between personal anecdotes, detailed accounts of some of the more lurid and entertaining experiments and nuggets of hard fact. - Sunday Telegraph on Emotional Rollercoaster

Hammond's style is accessible and anecdotal, and her refusal to romanticise emotions is bracing. - Financial Times on Emotional Rollercoaster

Recommended . . . Hammond's conversational style is lively and entertaining, and her eagerness to ground theory in real-life examples hooks the reader from the outset . . . An entertaining yet comprehensive overview of emotions research . . . Emotional Rollercoaster is a most enjoyable journey . . . bound to appeal to a wide audience. - The Psychologist on Emotional Rollercoaster

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