Spring already? Why time seems to fly as we age – EarthSky

Image via Jv Noriega. As we get older, time seems to go by faster and faster, especially compared to the endless days of childhood. Why do days – and years – seem shorter as we get older? The answer is a matter of physics, says Duke University Mechanical Engineering Professor Adrian Bejan. According to Bejan’s study, published March 18, 2019, in the journal European Review, the apparent temporal discrepancy can be blamed on the ever-slowing speed at which images are obtained and processed by the human brain as the body ages. Bejan said in a statement: People are often amazed ...

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