In 1957 Henry Molaison had his hippocampus and amygdala surgically removed due to epilepsy, after the surgery he was unable to form any new memories and could not recall any past memories. He was institutionalized for research and essentially was “stuck in time”.
When you remember a past event, you are actually remembering the last time you remembered it, not the event itself.
A “moment” is a medieval unit of time equal to 90 seconds.
Neurologist Oliver Sacks reported a case of a man whose perception of time was so radically skewed that it took him several hours to wipe his nose, even though he felt like he was doing it at a normal rate.
Scientists have found a way to make an invisibility cloak, which led to “time cloaks,” that can make entire events invisible.
Whenever you move your eyes quickly from one point to another, your perception of time stretches slightly backwards. The brain attempts to compensate, which is why the first moment you look at a clock, it seems to take longer than a second for the second hand to move.
A cosmonaut traveled .02 seconds further into the future than he would have just by waiting, thanks to time dilation.
There’s a minute with 61 seconds in it 2 times every year.
Before the invention of electricity, there was a “spice clock”, a clock that opened a different compartment of spices each hour so that people waking in the night could taste the time before going back to sleep.