The Power of Time Perception: Control the Speed of Time to Make Every Second Count

Jean Paul Zogby. Lighthouse, $4.99 (248p) ISBN 978-0-9957347-7-7
Zogby, an engineer long interested in the human perception of the speed of time, shares the intriguing results of his readings into and interviews with experts in the field. Having grown up during the Lebanese civil war, Zogby escaped death on multiple occasions and witnessed the deaths of close friends and family members; these experiences gave him an appreciation for how precious time is and a desire to somehow slow it down. Zogby begins by introducing the topic of the psychology of time perception, which describes how people sense time, before delving into brain biology. He also discusses how time is limited to the speed at which the brain captures and processes sensory information. The middle chapters address the many factors that influence one’s experience of time: among them, mindfulness, extreme alertness, emotional control, personality type, and the use of drugs. In the final chapters Zogby delves into remembrance, “mental time travel,” and the aging brain before concluding with thoughts on living in the moment and for a prosperous, long time. Zogby’s endeavor is a worthwhile one, and his thoughtful explanations and meditations have a wide appeal. (BookLife)
Reviewed on: 06/19/2017
Release date: 03/01/2017
Genre: Nonfiction
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