The relativity of time: How does time pass for you?
The perception of time is a mystery, starting with the very definition of time. What is time? How are we able to experience time? A common definition of time is that it is relational, that what we call time is the relational or sequencing of events. In other words, what we frequently call time is duration between what you did yesterday and what you did today; however, what happened yesterday is the memory of an experience. You could argue that time is the relation of our experience in the present moment with our memories, making the passage of time very subjective or even an illusion. The perception of time passing does not seem to be specifically connected to any of the five senses. Recent research seems to indicate that the basal ganglia and parietal lobes of the brain may be involved in detecting the passage of time. This experiment will allow you determine how sensory information may influence our sense of time.