Study: Time can move 9 percent slower for humans

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,- A new study explains how a person who exercises feels that time runs 8-9 percent faster than real time, making the clock feel like it's beating slower.

A recent study published in the journal Brain and Behavior was conducted on 33 participants. Participants were asked to complete a stationary bicycle route of 4,000 meters. They were told to estimate intervals of 30 seconds at five points.

Interestingly, the average participant thinks 30 seconds have passed while in fact only 27 seconds are passed. I mean, they felt 8-9 percent faster than real time, making the clock feel slower during exercise.

A 2020 scientific study published in Experimental Brain Research found that humans felt that time passed slower when they observed biological movements than non-biological movements.

It's actually in line with Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.

The theory explains that time is relative, meaning its magnitude can vary depending on the speed and gravitational field, Space quoted it as saying.

The faster a person moves, the slower time goes for him compared to a person who is still. This effect becomes very significant at speeds that are close to the speed of light.

For example, if an astronaut moves at 90% of the speed of light, time for him will run twice as slow as a person on Earth.

Besides, the stronger the gravitational field around a person, the slower the time will run for him. This effect is most visible near objects with very strong gravity, like black holes.

For example, near supermassive black holes, time can run millions of times slower than on Earth.

Keep in mind that the effect of this time slowdown is usually very small in everyday life, in studies the effect is not exceeding 10 percent. Only at very high speeds or very strong gravitational fields this effect becomes significant. 

Source : Space,Popular Mechanics,PsyPost

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