Does time fly quicker for a sociable individual?

Aug 30, 2018, 8:30 AM EDT
(Source: Sebastiaan ter Burg/flickr)
(Source: Sebastiaan ter Burg/flickr)

A recent experiment designed to probe any links between a person’s perception of social interactions and their sense of time threw up some interesting results. The researchers in China found that our experience of time is relative in nature, with the perception of social interaction compressing the subjective duration of time.

Wen Zhou of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Psychology said that the experiment reflects that our perception of the world and one of its component time, is ingrained with our personality traits, reports The Scientist.

The mechanism underlying the results still eludes the scientists, but it gives a clue that oxytocin, “the love hormone,” may be acting on the neural circuits that perceive time.