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    Time Flies When You’re Having Fun.


    “Midbrain dopamine neurons control judgement of time” Science 9 Dec, 16 Vol 354 Issue 6317 P. 1273.

    From research at Champalimaud Cenrte for the Unknown, elevated dopamine neuron activity leads to the under estimation of time,
    and decreased dopamine neuron activity leads to overestimation of time.
    Dopamine activity is increased by excitement (and cocaine). Study used mice, not men.
    (I particularly like the Unknown part.)

    Timing is everything when racing.
    Hypothesis: Good race drivers maintain a constant dopamine neuron activity level, so that performance is consistent.
    (It doesn’t matter if activity is high or low, just consistent)

    We all do this for the thrill, so there is an increase in dopamine.
    But when driving fast and smooth and in the groove, dopamine levels are constant.
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    I would also add that driving, being a very physically demanding activity, dumps endorphins into the system. We probably all remember that first time we entered pit lane and rolled out onto a racetrack. Would have been 1988 or so for me. Shaking with excitement I was. Pretty easy to become hooked.
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    Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
    But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

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    Time for the response research article:

    “Midbrain endorphine neurons control judgement of time”

    by Emilio and Rik

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