If memories were fixed like videotapes then imagining a new situation would be tricky (Credit: Javier Hirschfeld/Getty Images/Alamy)
One aspect of time perception many of us share is how we think of our own past: as a kind of giant video library, an archive we can dip into to retrieve records of events in our lives
People can be peruaded to "remember" events that never happened to them (Credit: Javier Hirschfeld/ Getty Images)
Time is not only at the heart of the way we organise life, but the way we experience it
If someone asked you to imagine floating to work on a lilo, most of us would have no problem imagining it (Credit: Javier Hirschfeld / Getty Images)
Claudia Hammond is the author of Time Warped: Unlocking The Secrets Of Time Perception.