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Publication 'It's time to take the psychology of biological time into account: speed of driving affects a trip's subjective duration'

17 September 2014

This study shows that the temporal dilation effects observed in lab-studies on interval timing, including but not limited to the phenomena discussed earlier (Eagleman, 2008), have real world consequences: if a driver is used to driving at 100 km/h, and is suddenly allowed to drive 130 km/h, the dilation of time will result in an internal experience of approximately 123 km/h. Compensating for this subjective discrepancy will cause speeding, whereas adherence to the speed limit will cause the driver to perceive a discrepancy with the enforced limits and his or her internal evaluation of speed.

Publication in Frontiers in Psychology

First author: Hedderik van Rijn, Experimental Psychology, University of Groningen

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