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Is the past farther than the future? A registered replication and test of the time-expansion hypothesis based on the filling rate of durationuse asterix (*) to get italics
Qinjing Zhang, Yoshitaka Masuda, Kohei Ueda, Kodai Toda, Yuki YamadaPlease use the format "First name initials family name" as in "Marie S. Curie, Niels H. D. Bohr, Albert Einstein, John R. R. Tolkien, Donna T. Strickland"
<p>People sometimes feel events to be psychologically closer while farther at other times. Caruso et al. (2013) reported the Temporal Doppler Effect (TDE) in which people feel that the past is farther than the future, despite an equivalent objective temporal distance. They hypothesized that movement based on the spatio-temporal metaphor implies an asymmetry in psychological distance in time and explained the TDE from this perspective. However, in this study, we assume that there is another asymmetry between the past and the future related to the TDE, the filling rate of duration. Specifically, we think that asymmetrical perceptions concerning the filling rate of duration between the past and the future could explain the TDE. Previous studies have shown that people tend to perceive durations with more events or changes as longer than those with fewer changes – the filled-duration illusion (FDI). If the TDE is explained by an FDI-like effect, then over a long duration, such as a month or a year, the filling rate of duration should positively predict the estimated psychological distance. We aim to directly replicate the TDE and test a novel explanation for it based on the filling rate of duration.</p>
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Temporal Doppler Effect, filling rate of duration, psychological distance, filled-duration illusion
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