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Cool Clocks

Considering the name of this blog, you may not be surprised that I am a sucker for clocks and watches. If I had more walls and more money, I’d collect them by dozens (hundreds?). Grow-a-Brain has been collecting links to sites showing all kinds of clocks. I wish I could have something like this, this…

Natalie Angier on Time

Making Sense of Time, Earthbound and Otherwise

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In my part of the world, and most of the US and Europe as well, there was a general agreement that all clocks would be set an hour off back in April. This may have made sense in a world in which most people worked on a single shift, and most factories were lit via…

Sometimes a metaphor used in science is useful for research but not so useful when it comes to popular perceptions. And sometimes even scientists come under the spell of the metaphor. One of those unfortunate two-faced metaphors is the metaphor of the Biological Clock. First of all, there are at least three common meanings of…

Circadian Quackery

Believe me, I love the word “circadian”. It is a really cool word, invented by Franz Halberg in the late 1950s, out of ‘circa’ (Latin – “about”) and diem (“a day”), to denote daily rhythms in biochemistry, physiology and behavior generated by the internal, endogenous biological clocks within living organisms. It’s been a while since…

Translated!

My post about sleep has been translated by Davide ‘Folletto’ Casali into Italian, and posted on his blog. You can see the translated post here. If you can read Italian (and even you do not – just for fun, and to reward his hard work), go and look around his blog.

Yes, I know that I am supposed to be the resident expert on all things temporal (check the name of this blog, after all), and I am actually very interested in the topic of subjective perception of time (in humans, among others), but I did not say anything about the latest study on the Aymara…