Influence of time perception on wound healing

The phrase “time heals wounds” is well known to all, but this statement makes special sense today more than ever in the face of scientific evidence. According to a study developed by the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, the results of which have recently been published in the prestigious journal Nature, perceived time can affect the rate of healing of physical wounds in people, causing them to heal quickly. faster and slower way.

To obtain these conclusions, the Harvard researchers used a sample of injured subjects, whose perception of time was divided into three categories: slow time, subjects who perceived time half as fast as clock time, normal time or clock time, and fast time, twice as fast as clock time. The results served to confirm the study’s hypothesis, which stated that wounds would heal faster or slower when the perceived time was shorter or longer, respectively. Thus, subjects who perceived time more quickly healed more quickly than those who perceived time normally or slowly.

In this way, it is demonstrated that physical healing is directly affected by psychological temporal perception, regardless of real temporality.