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Congratulations, Our sense of time has been off for a year now

Refinery29, March 11, 2021

March 11, 2021

Congratulations, Our sense of time has been off for a year now

Alison Holman, PhD, a psychologist and an associate professor at the University of California Irvine who has written about the public health implications of distorted time perception during the pandemic, says many of us are feeling this way because we are no longer “moving through time,” explaining that “as we stop moving through a life physically, psychologically time feels like it has stopped, too.” At the very same time, she added, time can feel like it has sped up because so much has happened in the U.S. in the past year ….