Saturday, April 12, 2014

Life is about Perception!

Uncovering a new angle on mental distance: Feeling closer leads to poor judgement of space

Date:
April 10, 2014
Source:
Association for Psychological Science
Summary:
Why does the second hour of a journey seem shorter than the first? Research suggests that the answer lies in how we're physically oriented in space. Research has demonstrated that a person's orientation -- the direction they are headed -- changed how they thought of an object or event. "Feeling close to or distant from something impacts our behavior and judgment," says the lead author. "We feel more socially connected, more emotionally engaged, and more attuned to the present when something is perceived as close."