Modulating Human Subjective
Time Experience

Our Project

Process model, showing the loop of stimulation, measurement, and theoretical interpretation for the ChronoPilot project
Time has an important role in human life. When we are extremely busy or trying to meet a deadline, time feels compressed. This in return leads to even more stress. Conversely, time might feel stretched when we are bored which could yield danger of attentional lapses and even depression in the long run. However, being able to properly balance the load enables us to focus our attention better and experience sensation of immersion and flow. The EU-funded ChronoPilot project aims to control the plasticity of human time perception by delivering stimuli via mediated-reality technology into the human’s senses of vision, audition, and haptics. The project brought together experts of leading institutes from diverse areas such as psychology, computer science, and information technology.