When a person feels a sense of joy, time goes faster than when he is bored. American scientists have explained that this is due to the features of the brain systems that are responsible for the perception of time.
“The perception of time is connected with expectations. Time moves in accordance with the expectations of an event,” said neuroscientist Michael Chadlen.
If a person is keen on something, then time goes faster for him, but if a person is bored, then time stretches for him for a very long time.
“The neurotransmitter dopamine takes part in the formation of a sense of joy. Under its influence, neurons interact faster, so it seems to a person that joyful moments are very fleeting,” added neuroscientist Joe Paton.