My lab focuses on how the mind percieves time during moments of crisis. We often hear that "time slows down" when we experience something like a fall from a roof, or a car accident. Why is this? See below for a number of media appearances where I discuss this phenomenon and what we think is really happening.
David discusses how time could very well be a construct of the human mind in this episode of "Through The Wormhole."
Listen as the guys at RadioLab bring the whole experience of free-falling, and how it seems to make time slow down, to life.
Here's an experiment in which my lab studied time perception by dropping volunteer subjects from a 150 foot high tower. Free fall. Subjects are going 50 miles per hour when they hit the net.
(in Spanish / En Español)
Want more details? The results of our experiment are published here.
New Scientist magazine recently featured our time perception research as their cover story.
Really good companies are the ones that are constantly reinventing themselves. I spoke with Charles Duhigg about habit, unconscious processing and the workspace at the 2016 New Work Summit. Watch the full interview: http://trib.al/1nwghb1
I have been asked in the past to list ten books that have "inspired, moved, and enlightened" me. Here's my list:
McGovern Award for excellence in Communication
David was honored to receive the 2014 John J. McGovern Award for Excellence in Biomedical Education from the American Medical Writers' Assocation. Noted past recipients include authors Oliver Sacks and Abraham Verghese.
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NY Times Oped
Read David's Op-Ed piece in The New York Times regarding time and Obama's withdrawal plan.