The Time Perception lab is located in the experimental psychology department of the University of Manchester.
Research into the perception of time has a long history at Manchester, going back at least as far as John Cohen’s work in the 1960’s. Other famous time researchers that have worked here include Dr Cliff Bell, and Professor John Wearden.
All aspects of time perception are investigated here, from sub-second interval timing, the effect of aging on timing, motor-timing, the distortions of the sense of time that occur in everyday life, cross-modal timing, and more recently we have discovered interesting links between the perception or ‘rate’ of subjective time, and the rate at which people can process information. This most recent work was featured in New Scientist magazine as their cover story.
We use a variety of research methods, mainly focused on psychophysics and computer modelling, augmented with brain imaging techniques. The time perception lab is currently run by Dr Luke Jones.
We are using this website to publicise our research, and to provide links to interesting articles and news on the subject of time perception.