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I always assume that time flys by for adult because as we get older, a given unit of time is a decreasingly smaller percentage of our entire life.

One year is 1% of a hundred year old person, one day is 50% of a 2 day old baby.

I remember reading this in some article and also remember some kind of debunking of it from a neuroscientist. Tried to find both right now and wasn't really successful but stating it here so if anyone else want to give a shot finding them I know that they exist.

But the root cause of that is the same as for the effect described in the paper. As you're older, your mental machinery filters more.

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