posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 06:03 AM
a reply to: piney
Motion and activity of mind and body, changes our PERCEPTION of time, not the actual speed at which time passes. The reason for this change in
perception is that activity and movement create different neurochemical circumstances in the brain, than sedentary pursuits, and so we seem to operate
within a changing sphere of time, even though time itself operates at a constant rate.
For example, let us say that we have an atomic clock in the room. An atomic clock is the most accurate type of clock there is, and this is because it
measures the release of a particle, by an isotope, which it does in a VERY regular fashion. The count of those particles being emitted, is what allows
the precise measurement of time, relative to an unchanging constant. If you have a boring time when next to an atomic clock, time will seem to drag,
and if you are active and enjoying yourself a bit, you will find that the time has passed quickly, and yet, that clock, because it measures particle
emission, will never have changed pace. A second is always precisely one second long. The question is how we perceive time, rather than the rate at
which it passes.