In the Blink of an Eye: Can You Slow Down Time?
With Julia Ravey PhD student in Neuroscience
We measure time in units like seconds, minutes and hours, but have you ever had so much fun that time flies? Or been so bored out of your mind that the clock hands seem to freeze? As we age, it feels like each year passes by faster and faster… however it isn’t a problem with your watch battery making the days roll into one, but your brain and its perception of the passing time. Come along to learn about how your brain judges time and see if we ourselves can control how long an hour really feels.
Julia Ravey is a final year PhD student in Neuroscience at University College London. Julia found her passion for brain research due to her family’s history with Alzheimer’s disease and now focuses her research on this area, hoping to contribute new knowledge to what we know about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Outside the lab, Julia has a passion for communicating science in a way everyone understands and shares her expertise on the brain using blogs, videos and doodles via social media (@julia.ravey.science). Julia’s performance background combined with her scientific understanding opens up the brain, behavior, biology and beyond to people of all backgrounds – after all, being human is something we all share!
Connect at 7pm on Thursday to discover more about the mysteries of Time and your brain!
This is one of 4 Talking Time events – A theoretical physicist, a neuroscientist, a children’s writer and a Dog take you on 4 very different explorations through different concepts of TIME.