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Events in the Future Seem Closer Than Those in the Past

March 13, 2013

people and society graphic Time flies, marches on and flows like a river--our descriptions of time are closely linked to our experiences of moving through space. Now, new research suggests that the illusions that influence how we perceive movement through space also influence our perception of time. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, provide evidence that our experiences of space and time have even more in common than previously thought. Full Story

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