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I have noticed that the older i get, the more time seems to pass quickly. is there a physical/psychological/scientific explanation or reason for this?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I am not sure why: you have this sense. However, I don't believe it is a universal experience.
Dr. Andrew Rosenbach
Psychiatry 21 years experience
"The Age of Spiritual Machines" by Ray Kurzweil . A great book/read that explains this very well
Sep 8, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks Dr Rosenbach.
Sep 8, 2017
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Need more info.: 'Time passes quickly' is a subjective experience, different for everyone. More details of what you mean are needed to evaluate what's going on with you and why. Time may seem slow or speeded up when people are in different moods or circumstances. These may be passing stresses or situations. Not aware that feeling time passes quickly is a common phenomena.

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