Edition 8

Jon Sutton investigates where Lego and psychology intersect

Penelope A. Lewis and Warren H. Meck argue that the importance of timing leads the brain to protect against damage to the system – while we sleep

Our ability to measure time persists in the face of a wide variety of neural insults. In combination with the large array of neural structures that have been shown to activate during timing tasks...

Ruth Ogden and Catharine Montgomery on the effect of drugs on the perception of time

Time rarely feels like it is passing at a constant rate; instead it expands and contracts from one activity to the next. Never is this more true than when under the influence of drugs or alcohol....

Sylvie Droit-Volet on what we can learn about the biological and cognitive basis of time from the way children judge duration

During the decades following Piaget’s work, it was believed that correct judgements of durations require sophisticated reasoning abilities that emerge at about eight years of age. However, recent...

Catherine Loveday and Jon Sutton talk to John Wearden.

Why does a watched pot never boil, or time fly when you’re having fun? Dan Zakay has some answers

Time shapes human life and behaviour. Physical events proceed according to objective time and biological cycles are controlled by internal pacemakers, but psychological time – how humans...

Mark Sergeant on sex and zombie cannibals; Jon Sutton on science journalism; and the latest prime cuts.

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Head of Forensic Psychology at Roseberry Park Hospital, Middlesbrough. Includes online-only answers.