Weber’s law and the passing of time

“If you’ve ever found yourself confused when a colleague tells you they were born in the late ’90s (how are they even old enough to be working?!), or wondering how it can possibly be summer already when we’ve only just had Christmas, then good news — you’re not alone.

Time, as Stephen Hawking taught us, is a strange concept. And the older you get, the more confusing it seems to become.

This is something that’s actually been studied. There’s a psychological concept known as Weber’s Law *, for instance, that deals with how our perception of something will change based on its size, or quantity. As mathematician and presenter Hannah Fry shows in this Numberphile video, ** the law can be applied to time, too. The more years you’ve experienced on this earth? The more quickly additional years seem to fly by.“

Read the full blog post on “passage of time” on Mashable.

What does Weber’s law has to do with DAYCATCHER? Well, DAYCATCHER helps you to record the passing of time and to be much more mindful about the small and big events every day. So no need of increase the stimuli to be happy and fulfilled and time recorded is time well remembered.


*Weber’s law, also called Weber-Fechner law, historically important psychological law quantifying the perception of change in a given stimulus. The law states that the change in a stimulus that will be just noticeable is a constant ratio of the original stimulus.

** Numberphile video on Youtube