Age Perception Calculator

It's our experience of time that really matters.


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For most people, perception of time speeds up with age, this calculator can help you figure out how many years you've got left relative to how fast you currently experience time


If you're not sure how this calculator works or need a better explanation click here


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Calc Type:

Cumulative

Age:


Max Age:


Memory Start Age:


Please fill in the above with:
Age: Your current age
Max Age: How long you think you'll live to be
Memory Start Age: The age at which your life memory starts (5 to 9 recommended)
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Your recent data

Your ID is:


Age.Max AgeMemory Start AgeYears LeftYears Had% Done

Top row contains newest results ^


If page is refreshed only the last 12 calculations will show up

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FAQ


What should I set my values as?


Age: Your current age, this determines what your perception of time is
Max Age: How long you think you'll live to be, in other words the age at which you think you will die, this website might give you an idea
Memory Start Age: This is not when you had your first memory! Enter the age at which you start having several memories and your perception of time started taking form (4 to 9 recommended)



Is my data saved?


Yes! Your personal URL is :

www.ageperception.com/?secret=

As long as you come back to your personal URL your last 12 results will show up next to the calculator, just bookmark your URL and you'll always have your data , if for any reason you would like to have more than just 12 results just message us here



How are these results calculated?


code sample age calculator
The results are calculated using a very simple algorithm that can be represented by the code in the image to the left.




age vs perceived age graph


The image to the right shows a graph for a person who will demise at 80 years and who's life memory starts around 4 years old, the actual age is on the vertical axis and the perceive percentage of life complete is on the horizontal axis.




How accurate is this calculation?


Given how many variables there are that can affect your perception of time it is very hard to say if these calculation have any accuracy at all. Although these results might be exaggerated they can give you an idea of how an accelerating world might be.



Are there other types of calculations?


Yes more are coming in the future, if you have an idea for one please send us a description of it here.



Still got questions?


Please send us a message and we will be happy to answer.









Image taken from: Aaron Fyke's Blog


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Science!


"It makes sense that a year feels much longer when we're 10 (a year ago was 10% of our life) than 100 (a year ago was 1% of our life)."

Well, thats how this calculator sees it..

There are many factors affecting how your life speeds up and slows down. Below you can find a short list of some of the reason why your life may seem to be accelerating as well as some things you can do to slow it down a bit


Why our perception of time speeds up:



Repetitive Events: As we repeat things in our life those events take shortcuts in our neural pathways, this will not make as much of a lasting on us as a new experience would.

Biological Clock: The leading theory on how our brain tells time is that the dopamine system and several parts of the brain work in concert to mark packets or waves of experience. However as we age our dopaminergic levels decrease and thus our biological clocks slow down, thus giving us the impression that the real world clocks are moving faster.

Mental Illnesses: several mental illnesses can distort a person abbility to judge time. Schizophrenics can have the impresion that time distorts, speeds up and repeats. On the other hand, ADHD and clinically depressed people report that time has slowed down.

How to slow down our perception of time:



Reduce Stress: being worried that you can't get everything done in a day will make it seem like time is passing by too quickly. If you can reduce your stress with meditation, listening to music, yoga or other relaxation techniques this will help stretch out your days. Good food, sleep and exercise can also help with stress relief.

New experiences: Having new experiences can create novel memories, these will leave a stronger impression that repeating memories and will give you the impression that you have done more, thus slowing down your perception of time. trying new activities, meeting new people, visiting new places and learning new skills are some great ways to add new experiences to life.



Sources:
Ammons Scientific article
academia.edu research paper
Time Warpped, book review
Buffer, blog post
UTexas conginitive brain research paper


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Mission statement


I created this website as a project to teach myself html, css, jquery, php, sql..ect.

If anyone would like some of the code that was used to create this website please don't hesitate to leave a comment on the right and include your email.

None of the information on this site should be taken as professional medical, legal or other advice, it is strictly for entertainment purposes.

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  1. 1)Graphical answer in result
  2. 2)Add calculation Algorithms
  3. 3)Reduce refresh for new user
  4. 4)Animate icons
  5. 5)Translate to French
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Privacy Policy: None of the information gathered on this website will be sold or given to third parties. This website reserves the right to delete all stored data at any time. Data is subject to the version of the Privacy Policy at the time at which it was created. The Privacy Policy is subject to change with no notice.