Short Wave: The Pandemic Time Warp

The pandemic has upended every aspect of our lives, including the disorienting way many of us have been perceiving time.

It might feel like a day drags on, while a week (or month!) just flies by. We talk with Dean Buonomano, a professor of neurobiology and psychology at UCLA, about his research into how the brain tells time. We’ll also ask him what’s behind this pandemic time warp.

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Abby Wendle, edited by Viet Le, and fact-checked by Emily Vaughn.

 

Short Wave Podcast

It’s science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.


Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Time
Middle School, High School

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