Cindy Lustig, Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, joins Jon Hansen, filling in for Lisa Dent, to talk about why it feels like time flies as you get older.


Hansen: Time is going by faster for a lot of people, as it turns out, or at least we perceive that as we get a little bit older. I think we all know that; we just don’t know why. So Cindy Lustig joins us now, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. Cindy, I hope you can explain this for us. . .

Lustig: Yeah, I mean, especially when we take a look back on the scale of like a year, or particularly multiple years. You know, I think especially the older we get, thinking about the last 10 years, it’s like, wait, wasn’t that just yesterday?

Hansen: Right.

Lustig: Whereas for a little kid or a teenager, 10 years seems like eons ago.

Hansen: Right, or they weren’t around, and they have no idea.

Lustig: Yeah, or they weren’t around, exactly. Yeah, they can’t even conceptualize that.

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