Science says that technology is speeding up our brains’ perception of time

It is not rare to hear the words like “It seemed like it was yesterday” or “time flies” spewed by adults. But it turns this is not just another downside of getting older – according to this psychologist our constant use of technology may be making our brains better at processing information. This may be effective when it comes to solving sudoku puzzles, but some speculate it is causing our time perception to become skewed.

Aoife McLoughlin from James Cook University’s Singapore campus said “I’ve found some indication that interacting with technology and technocentric societies has increased some type of pacemaker within us,” said. “While it might help us to work faster, it also makes us feel more pressured by time.”