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"time Flies when you're having fun" sang Janet Jackson from her 1986 Album 'Control'.
Quote from: neilep on 07/07/2010 10:46:01"time Flies when you're having fun" sang Janet Jackson from her 1986 Album 'Control'.I think that's a misquote. I think she said it's time for fun when your flies are having a wardrobe malfunction.
I'm pretty sure I'm wrong, but here is my take on it anyway.... I think that when you are having fun, the brain is really 'engaged' in activity. Because of this over-engagement the chemical balance is tilted and certain functions are hence reduced, and one of these functions is time awareness. I should also state that other activities that are also engaging but not necessarily fun have a similar outcome, for example : Writing exams is not my idea of fun, but the time really seems to fly because your brain is engaged. And if you have not studied and don't know the work then time seems to stand still cos your brain is not engaged. Another completely different opinion I just thought of now, is that perhaps it is an evolutionary mechanism that is present for the purpose of promoting brain growth and development, IE : The brain likes to get more evolved and when it is heavily active then it turns off time monitoring so that it can focus on growing and building new connections....\