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Tick, tack: Wie unser Zeitgefühl im Kopf entsteht

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  967 ratings  ·  138 reviews
Warum führt uns die Zeit so oft hinters Licht, obwohl sie doch genauestens zu messen ist? Claudia Hammond lüftet das Geheimnis der subjektiven Zeitwahrnehmung mit Hilfe aktueller neurowissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse und spannender Experimente. Und sie zeigt, wie wir mehr aus unserer Zeit machen können.

Die Zeit durchtaktet unser Leben sehr fein und genau – und gleichzeitig
Hardcover, 364 pages
Published August 24th 2019 by Klett-Cotta (first published 2012)
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Emma Sea
The moral of my review is when Xmas shopping, and deciding to grab an interesting-looking book for yourself from the shelf, read the whole title. This is not 'Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time', but instead, 'Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception'. So instead of pop-physics, about what the hell time is, instead this is pop-psych, about things like how time seems to move more quickly when you are older because a year is only 1/60th of your life, and not 1/8th of your life, as it is when y ...more
Linda Robinson
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book and I learned a thing or three. Research + engaging prose = a great experience. Hammond herself describes what she's written as a "sweep across the research in the field." She educates us about further reading opportunities, researchers who have dived into the time machine and brought out something of interest. The conclusion that we don't know how our brains keep track of time altogether is not disappointing because Hammond provides plenty of gates to open if the reader need ...more
Oct 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: time, psychology
Claudia Hammond does a great job in presenting a long series of psychological experiments on the time perceptions we all have. This book is well structured, didactic and insightful. She gives away the essence of her view on time perspective already in the intro: "The foundation of this book is formed by the idea that our mind deliberately creates our time perceptions. Our memory, our concentration and our emotions are of great influence on this conscious process, as well as the idea that time has a"The ...more
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pop-science
Non-fiction authors, I'm going to give you like. A tiny little tip. Take it with however many grains of salt you like. But.

Maybe. Just maybe. Don't treat your book of information as a collection of personal essays.

Look I love personal essays; they're one of my favourite forms of writing. But that's just it: they're a form. And when I'm reading a topic-centered non-fiction book, while I always appreciate a sense of the author ----- chances are I'm 0% interested in your trip to Cost
Malcolm Everett
There tends to be a lot of overlap between books when it comes to reading pop psychology, but Time Warped offers something different. It is narrow in focus yet broad in scope, examining time perception, the idea that the experience of time is created by our minds—that time is weirdly elastic.

The book covers a panoply of topics, from how our brains seem to naturally measure time passing to our visual representations of time (The latter section was very abstract to me, probably because I alw
Jay  The Crippled God
Time Warped: A beautiful name attracting the reader to the book and describing the main theme covered within.
Claudia Hammonds takes us through different experiments and theories regarding Time perception and how our brains perceive time in dual method (prospective and retrospective) simultaneously all the while clearing some of the vague concepts regarding our perception of time and how we experience time subjectively and not measure it. Each of the 6 chapters ask a specific question to shed a light upon a single c
Fred Darbonne
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably most of us have wondered why time seems to speed up as we grow older, slow down while we are bored or waiting in lines, and go fast while we are on vacations yet feel as if we’ve been away for a long time when we return. In this work Claudia Hammond shares insights from the emerging field of the psychology of time, showing us how we subjectively experience time. She asks the critical question of whether the stretching or shrinking of time is an illusion, or whether the mind processes ti ...more
Jun 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, science
Time is a funny old thing. It drags whilst we’re at work or in a waiting room yet flies by at the weekend and everyone is convinced that times speeds up as we get older. In Time Warped, Claudia Hammond looks at the theories behind why this happens, investigating the mind boggling world of time perception.

It’s an incredibly fascinating book for anyone that has wondered why time appears to change so much. Perhaps if you already know a lot of psychology the book re-treads familiar subje
Sep 15, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Having just read Charles Fernyhough's excellent 'Pieces of Light', which was all about memory, this book just paled in comparison. The research was less thorough and the explanations were repetitive and sometime unclear. Where Fernyhough's book was a mixture of fiction and informed neuroscience, 'Time Warped' was a crossover between science and self-help.

I enjoyed reading about how some people experience a kind of synaesthesia when visualising time, viewing time as a slinky for example, or a sh
Sense of  History
This book was entirely in line with what I read last month from Alan Burdick, Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation but it is written much better. And it partly overlaps with that of Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd, The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life but it is much less of a self-help book. Just like Burdick, Claudia Hammond examines in detail how we experience time, psychologically, and she deals with the many experiments that have been conducted around time percep ...more
Lars K Jensen
Aug 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
As someone who is interested in the workings of our brain and our perception of time (for instance how the same period of time can be experienced as both passing fast and slow by two individuals), this book ought to be a sure winner with me. Alas, it's not quite there.

The topic is plenty interesting, but the way Hammond tells about it is - well, it doesn't work for me.

For one thing, I believe the author herself takes up too much space, insisting on adding her own anecdote
Sep 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lecturer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond's Time Warped continues a great year for brain books (The Power of Habit and Wait being only a few examples). Hammond examines how our minds perceive and construct time, and her descriptions of just how elastic and malleable it can be are truly surprising. Illustrating her ideas with plenty of individual stories, from glider pilots in free fall to scientists secluded in caves for months at a time, she explains how time changes speed, how we measure and co ...more
Aaron Wong
Time is one of the least understood variables that can be measured, because it's seemingly so temperamental. Time can drag or speed up, depending on whether you're bored or having fun. This book shows how we can exercise a little bit of control over the lucid creature that time is, and so gain a little control over our lives.
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Time, like money, invokes an emotional response in people because of how it is perceived and, according to author Claudia Hammond, it is based on a person’s age, level of activity, state of mind, social engagement and medical issues.
Hammond writes an informative, thought-provoking book on how people view time—even literally and spatially. Several interesting pieces of information brought up early in the book is how about 20% of the population sees time in some type of graphic (or illustrative/p
May 13, 2017 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I'm only on page 19 so far but there's something that is already driving me insane to the point where if it keeps up I won't be able to finish this or get much further at all. I skimmed forward to find even more of this problem happening all too often. Maybe it's nitpicky, but sometimes you get that one thing in a book that happens so often you just can't do it. The 'thing' in this book is telling us that she will talk more about something she mentions later. Here are the examples so far-
Sunrise (Brit)
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
85% = 5 Stars

Spoilers throughout

This book is about our experience of time. It combs through examples of how time feels as though it is passing faster or slower and which activity generates this effect. For example (SPOILER), in moments of fear or stress, more sensory data is processed and causes time to seem to slow down. This explains why, when someone who fears public speaking has to give a five minute speech, time seems to pass very slowly.

My favorite portion of the book to real
Dennis Fischman
Claudia Hammond writes in an entertaining way about a topic that's both engaging and very hard to grasp: time and how we perceive it. I enjoyed learning about how imagining the future is a lot like remembering the past. We don't have direct access to either. It's not like we can take a recording off a shelf and play it in the theater of the mind. Instead, we construct memories and futures each time we think of them. We use several different areas of the brain for each.

Just so, we use different
Manny in da house!
i find the subject of time to be incredibly interesting, but this really isn't what i was expecting. the author brings up many very interesting ideas and studies, but spends FAR TOO MANY pages going into endless details about the most mundane details. after reading most of the points made early in the book, i found myself skipping sentences, then paragraphs, then pages, until i finally realized that i wasn't going to find anything of further interest. i couldn't believe the amount of rehash as w ...more
Matteo Mortari
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
I was always interested in some of the concepts I actually learned from this book; in the past I did find myself questioning my perception of time during some episodes: after reading this book I finally found some answers! I really like the style of the book, although I am not a native English speaker and I found a few parts maybe a bit too verbose. Anyhow concepts are very well explained, scientific literature and studies referenced, which I appreciated a lot. Concepts are also discussed in suc ...more
Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I must agree with many of the other reviewers. There was a lot of repetition in this book. It could have been a lot shorter without losing any ideas. The big takeaway from this look at time research (actually the human experience of time) was that if you want to slow it down you have to get busy and have fun. The time will go fast but when you look back on it, it will seem slow. That at least, is how she describes the holiday paradox. I'm not sure I buy it, but having fun seems like a good idea. ...more
Jo Kaiser
Very interesting book; I like how there were activities scattered throughout it for the reader to do thus creating an involving environment, I do, however, feel a lot of it was 'dumbed' down and there was quite a bit of repetition. It read like a massive, overgrown essay but not an unenjoyable one. I liked Hammond's participation in the text, how she described the way she thinks about time as well as how others thought. This personalisation made it all the more enjoyable. Managed to read it in o ...more
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book had a really cool cover and falls in to one of my favorite non-fiction catagories, but I was disappointed with it overall. There wasn't much science behind it. It felt like mostly conjecture on the author's part. This is a subject I, like most people find interesting..why time speeds up as you get older..but the author's explanation was too simplistic to really hit home for me.
Andrew Carr
Fun, easy to get into, and with a decent amount of science (and footnotes!) behind it. Time is the one resource each of us has equally, but how we perceive it can change radically over our lives, or depending on our memory, attention and emotions.
Sally Ember
Very interesting and often intriguingly different stories, perspectives, facts, research results and speculation about the nature of time and its impact on existence (not just for humans, either). A bit repetitive; could have used a good editor to tighten it up, but well worth the read/skim.
I was looking forward to reading this book, but I lost interest around chapter 3. It's not a bad book, but I just didn't find the topic as interesting as I anticipated it to be.
Sue Smith
Apr 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ironically - I was finding it hard to find the time to write a review on this one! Kept thinking about what to write, you know - wanting to give it a bit of justice and not just slap something down but time just kept slipping away from me! (Truth be told, there were a lot of other more pressing personal issues that crept into my life and took over all of my time so that this just didn't seem like much of a priority).

This is an interesting little book about the concept of time, how we perceive i
This is a really interesting topic, but I had to skim sections of it because I was short on time (lol.) I would love to see an updated version w/ info on how smartphone use affects our time perception. I suspect they contribute to the feeling of time flying.

TLDR - If you want time to go slower, disrupt your routine occasionally and do lots of different things. The more memories we make, the longer time seems to last. That was mostly what I was here for, since time is beginning to fly
Marc Papakyriakou
This book focuses on the psychology of time perception, taking a review of scientific literature on the topic to discuss issues such as why time seems to speed up as we get older, and why holidays seem to go so quickly when they're happening, but feel so long in retrospect. The strength of the book, in my opinion, was the 5th chapter of the book, which focuses on our ability to imagine and construct images of the future. This was the original idea the book was founded upon (she mentions it in th ...more
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-science-y
More like 4.5 stars.

Purportedly, this book is about how different people, or people in different circumstances, perceive time differently. And it's partly about that, but not really mostly.

There's also a long bit about how some set of people "see" calendars/clocks/etc. Sort of like synesthesia.

And a part about how thinking about the future is a lot like remembering the past in rather specific ways.

But it sort of doesn't matter---maybe thinking of it as a series of essays is the wa
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I think this in a interesting concept, exploring the idea of what time means and how it can appear to be elastic. Sometimes time can seems to expand and other times contract. She has some good examples of how our time perception changes in different situations. I could not, however, really get into this book and ended up giving up after not a long ways in to it. There are lots of short stories and examples of situations, but there does not seem to be one big narrative or overall theme, other tha ...more
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Claudia is an award-winning broadcaster, writer and psychology lecturer. She is the presenter of All in the Mind & Mind Changers on BBC Radio 4 and Health Check on BBC World Service Radio and BBC World News TV. She is a columnist for and regularly appears on Impact on BBC World News to discuss research in psychology. Claudia is on the part-time faculty at Boston University's London bas ...more
“I see the last two millennia as laid out in columns, like a reverse ledger sheet. It's as if I'm standing at the top of the twenty-first century looking downwards to 2000. Future centuries float as a gauzy sheet stretching over to the left. I also see people, architecture and events laid out chronologically in the columns. When I think of the year 1805, I see Trafalgar, women in the clothes of that era, famous people who lived then, the building, etc. The sixth to tenth centuries are very green, the Middle Ages are dark with vibrant splashes of red and blue and the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are brown with rich, lush colours in the furniture and clothing.” 2 likes
“Our sense of time passing can even depend on the way we feel about our physical well-being. The psychologist John Bargh gave people anagrams to solve, then noted the time it took them to walk to the lift to go home after the experiment. Half the people were given anagrams of everyday words, but half were given words that might be associated with older people, such as ‘grey’ and ‘bingo’. When these people walked to the lift, these subtle hints about old age had primed them to such a degree that it changed their sense of timing and they walked more slowly.” 1 likes
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