Aging and the subjective experience of time

  title={Aging and the subjective experience of time},
  author={Claudio Crisci and Michelina Caccavale and Luigi Trojano},
  journal={Aging Clinical and Experimental Research},
BackgroundThe subjective experience of time involves several, not yet identified, mechanisms. Many cognitive and emotional factors, such as attention, memory and subjective mental states can influence time estimation.AimsWe aimed to assess the subjective experience of time and its relationships with cognitive and emotional characteristics in the elderly.MethodForty-nine non-demented patients hospitalized for orthopedic rehabilitation underwent an ‘ecological’ evaluation tool, the semi… 
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The inner experience of time
  • M. Wittmann
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2009
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