Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time (2014)

Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time (2014)

But music also demonstrates that time perception is inherently subjective—and an integral part of our lives. To put it bluntly, the subjective perception of the length of time withered the collective attention span for listening to music.5

Neuroscience gives us insights into how music creates an alternate temporal universe. While the manipulation of perceptual time is a pervasive aspect of music, particular composers, including Anton Bruckner, famous for his hour-plus symphonies, and Olivier Messiaen, took the warping of subjective time to extremes.

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