(note: sound very briefly cuts out around 10:51) Dr. David Eagleman, neuroscientist, best-selling author, who holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine discusses how we perceive time in relation to falling
For we, born with a full complement of senses, and correlating these, one with the other, create a sight world from the start, a world of visual objects and concepts and meanings. When we open our eyes each morning, it is upon a world we have spent a lifetime learning to see. We are not given the world: we make our world through incessant experience categorization, memory, reconnection.
From “To See and Not See”
We tend to miscalculate the time it takes to engage in novel activities due to the influence of memories. Matt Danzico explains why your childhood feels like it lasted forever and why that beach vacation seemed like two months rather than two weeks.