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Study: Moving Backward Alters Our Perception of Time

Events in the Future Seem Closer Than Those in the Past

Time flies, it marches on, it flows like a river -- our descriptions of time are closely linked to our experiences of moving through space. Now, a new study suggests that the illusions that influence how we perceive movement through space also influence our perception of time. ... More>

My, What Big Teeth You Have! Threatening Objects Appear Closer

It’s no surprise that we want to get as far away as we can from things that seem threatening, whether it’s a hairy spider or an angry mob. Now new research suggests that our visual perception may be biased in ways that help to motivate us to get out of harm’s way. ... More>

Why The Trip Home Seems To Go By Faster

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of exciting new research from Psychological Science...... More>