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Why Time Flies

Have you ever noticed how older people keep mentioning that time keeps moving faster and faster? It's because we perceive time relative to the 'absolute' time we can compare it to... When you are 4 weeks old, a week is a quarter of your life. By the end of your first year, a week is just a fiftieth of your life. By the time you turn 50, a whole year will be a fiftieth of your life. This theory was first put forward by Paul Janet in 1897. Like many things, this will require some patience to get through. But in the end it'll be over faster than you thought or hoped it would be. Albert Einstein said about the perception of time, that 'an hour spent in the company of pretty girls passes more quickly than an hour spent in a dentist chair'. Waiting 24 days for Christmas at age 5 feels like waiting a year at age 54. According to this theory, assuming you'll become 100 years old, half of your perceived life is over at age 7. Did you notice how much faster the 10th year scrolled by than the first? Related:  robsonfernandezHuman-beingTalented people and awesome projects

T • E • T • H • E • R Why half of the life you experience is over by age 7 Have you ever observed that time seems to be going by faster as you get older? There's a reason that one summer seems to stretch out forever when you're a kid, but zips by before you know it when you're 30. That reason is perspective, as a gorgeous interactive visualization, by Austrian designer Maximilian Kiener, demonstrates. When you're one year old, a year is literally forever to you -- it's all the time that you've ever known. This idea has stunning implications. It means that waiting 24 days for Christmas at age 5 literally feels like waiting a year at age 54. It's a simple concept, but the feeling is explained beautifully by Kiener's interactive. For example, when you are one year old, a year is 100 percent of your life. But the proportion falls sharply as you age. By 18, that proportion has fallen by half again. After 30, the proportion begins to level off, and each year of your life is similarly short. At 98, it's about 1 percent. Lazaro Gamio, The Washington Post

IN LIMBO | ARTE and the NFB Stars Fluid Inside the mind of an actor (literally) | Science 'My bra! My bra! I have to take off my bra!" yells Fiona Shaw, running past me into a changing room. She sounds like Richard III after the battle of Bosworth Field: "A horse! A horse! And this is no small matter. But why does Shaw have to take off her bra? Before Shaw is allowed into the operating room, she has to field queries from cognitive neuroscience researcher Carolyn McGettigan. Shaw has chosen to recite lines from TS Eliot's The Waste Land. Shaw has acted in weirder circumstances. The rest of us observers cram into the room next door and watch her on a monitor. Shaw, in her magnetised sarcophagus, intones the wife's words: "Speak to me. And then the husband's reply: "I think we are in rats' alley / Where the dead men lost their bones." Between each couple of lines, she counts numbers on a screen in front of her face: "21, 22, 23, 24 . . ." The experiment is the latest in which Scott has explored the different ways our brains control our voices. Are all actors like that?

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Typatone When positive thinking doesn’t work | oneregard One of the hardest things to get my head around is that I am not in control. I suppose we all realise that at some point in our lives. Serious illness or injury forces us to confront the fact that our bodies are just going to do what they want at times. They’re vulnerable. But when it’s a problem in my brain…that’s something I thought I could control. This belief that we are in control of our minds has become pervasive. ‘You can’t lead a positive life with a negative mind’ The idea that positive thinking strategies work is comforting. But, it’s only part of the truth – we run much deeper than our thoughts. I can’t begin to describe the shame I felt at having a breakdown that rendered me incapable of working for over 2 months. I felt it was my fault, that if I had enough discipline I should have been able to re-frame my thinking. Only that wasn’t the case. Traumatic experiences aren’t just stored as explicit memories. To reduce the level of adrenaline, I have to move. I meditate daily.

Oscar Winner Laura Poitras on How Field of Vision Will Ch By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire September 10, 2015 at 12:56PM Field of Vision comes from three experts in the non-fiction field. It could be a game-changer. The Intercept Laura Poitras, AJ Schnack and Charlotte Cook Yesterday news broke that Oscar-winning "Citizenfour" filmmaker Laura Poitras, former Hot Docs director of programming Charlotte Cook and filmmaker and Cinema Eye co-founder AJ Schnack have teamed up to form a new documentary platform with plans to commission 40-50 short-form documentaries a year. READ MORE: Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Documentary Filmmaking Following its festival premiere, the first season of Field of Vision will launch online on September 29 with one film shared per week through November. Indiewire spoke by phone with Poitras and separately with Cook and Schnack to learn more about the new site and what it means for filmmakers. Field of Vision "Asylum" Congratulations! "We want to capture the world in a different way, as it's happening." LP: Absolutely.

SpaceLamb FREEDOM: Pharrell’s Call To Action That Will Give You Chills World…Wide…Freedom. Captured in a few blinks of an eye, Pharrell reflects humanity on a whole new level, leaving you breathlessly invigorated. A soul quenching snapshot summary of all we are and all we are faced with today on this planet. A reminder of our power and the extremes in which we as humans live. Bright colors, people and places we are, and Pharrell reminds us of our vitality together as one people. A call to action, in remembering who we are. Actual share count is delayed under high traffic. We are shifting over to Google+ We'd love to serve you the best conscious media on the internet! 20 Of The Best Documentary Shorts You Can Watch Online Great short documentaries are hard to come by, even more so than narratives, but why? To assemble everything great we find in feature documentaries, into a short duration, without having the level of control found in narratives, makes it an almost impossible achievement. So when documentarians ARE able to pull off such feats, it’s important that they get the recognition they deserve. This list highlights short documentaries that are not only of high standing quality, but are also readily available to view online. If I happened to miss one of your favourite short documentaries that are also available for the world to see online, then be my guest and add it to the comments. 20. A black-and-white silent documentary directed and produced in 1895 by the celebrated Louis Lumière. Why it’s essential? You can’t talk about essential documentaries, or any type of film for that matter, without mentioning at least one Lumière Brothers picture. 19. 18. 17. 16. 15. 14. 13. 12. 11. Pages: 1 2