A fascinating and mind-bending journey through the science of time perception.
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, the acclaimed writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond delves into the mysteries of time perception.
Along the way, Claudia introduces us to an extraordinary array of 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 a writer, broadcaster and psychology lecturer. She presents All in the Mind, Mind Changers and Case Study on BBC Radio 4, as well as the landmark series on the social history of mental health, State of Mind. Her first book, Emotional Rollercoaster was published in 2005 and was translated in to six languages.