Welcome to the Perception of Time Test

I designed this website to test your perception of time. I created it as part of my Personal Project, which is completed in the last year of the MYP (International Baccalaureate) school curriculum. The data collected will help me analyse perception of time and see whether or not it is affected by age. It also adheres to the IB ethical guidelines, and will be simple and quick to complete. I hope you enjoy doing it, thanks 😊.

~ Isabelle McCluskey, the British International School of Stavanger.


1st: press GO TO TEST.

2nd: state your year of birth and gender.

3rd: on the test page you will see a TARGET number. Try to stop the test when you feel this number has been reached. This number will NOT appear. The incrementing numbers are there to guide your perception of time (NOTE: the time interval is NOT one second).

4th: continue to next test (there are three in total) and finally your results.

Click here for a slideshow demonstration.

Good Luck

Disclaimer: no personal information will be stored other than age, gender and test results. All data will be deleted on completion of my project (end of November 2020). Keep in mind that this test has been created for academic reasons and you are not obliged to finish it. Consent is assumed once the ‘go to test’ button has been clicked, and children under the age of 12 need consent from a guardian.


This test shows your perception of time based on when you decide to place the target numbers. Because you do not know the interval between consecutive numbers you have to determine when you think the target number is reached. The closer your results are to the target the more accurate your perception of time is. By comparing your results with others, hopefully it will show any patterns in the data and reveal whether or not perception of time can be linked to age.


My name is Isabelle McCluskey and I am a student at the British International School of Stavanger. For my final year project I decided to do a scientific study into whether or not perception of time is impacted by age. I chose to do this because time perception is a widely studied area of psychology, and an area that I think is very interesting. I wanted to further explore this idea, and see if children really do have a different perception of time compared to adults. Furthermore, time perception also plays a big role in game play, with games such as The Mind by Wolfgang Warsch. I chose to take inspiration from these games when designing the test because they are fun and easy to play but also show perception of time extremely well. I wanted to recreate that in my test as it is important to me that the test is both fun to do while being informative.

Click here to see the results!