I could gather up the following studies on time perception in the
eldery. None exactly match your description of psycho-chronology, but
may ring a bell when you go over them.
Keele University School of Psychology:
Paying Attention to Time as One Gets Older
Authors: Lustig C. Meck W.H
"Time perception depends on accurate clock mechanisms as well as
unimpaire dattention and memory processes"
Wearden, J.H., Wearden, A.J., & Rabbitt, P.M.A. (1997). Age and IQ
effects on stimulus and response timing. Journal of Experimental
Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 23, 962-979.
"Relationships Between Age-Related Changes in Time Estimation and
Age-Related Changes in Processing Speed, Attention, and Memory"
Authors: Perbal S.; Droit-Volet S.; Isingrini M.; Pouthas V.
"Signal Modality Interactions Reveal Developmental/Aging Changes in
Warren H. Meck, Ph.D.
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, USA
"Human aging and duration judgments: a meta-analytic review."
Block RA, Zakay D, Hancock PA.
General/non scientific reading:
Perfect Timing: Mastering Time Perception for Personal Excellence (Paperback)
by Von Braschler
The End of Time: The Next Revolution in Physics (Paperback)
by Julian Barbour
An interesting title to get hold of would be be William James, former
professor of philosophy at Harvard: "The perception of time". I can't
seem to track it down!
The Experience and Perception of Time:
"We see colours, hear sounds and feel textures. Some aspects of the
world, it seems, are perceived through a particular sense. Others,
like shape, are perceived through more than one sense. But what sense
or senses do we use when perceiving time? It is certainly not
associated with one particular sense. In fact, it seems odd to say
that we see, hear or touch time passing. And indeed, even if all our
senses were prevented from functioning for a while, we could still
notice the passing of time through the changing pattern of our
thought. Perhaps, then, we have a special faculty, distinct from the
five senses, for detecting time. Or perhaps, as seems more likely, we
notice time through perception of other things. But how?...... " read
the full article here:
Subjective Perception of Time and a Progressive Present Moment: The
Neurobiological Key to Unlocking Consciousness:
"The conclusion of physics, within both a historical and more recent
context, that an objectively progressive time and present moment are
derivative notions without actual physical foundation in nature,
illustrate that these perceived chronological features originate from
subjective conscious experience and the neurobiological processes
underlying it. Using this conclusion as a stepping stone, it is
posited that the phenomena of an in-built subjective conception of a
progressive present moment in time and that of conscious awareness are
actually one and the same thing, and as such, are also the outcome of
the same neurobiological processes. A possible explanation as to how
this might be achieved by the brain through employing the neuronal
induced nonconscious cognitive manipulation of a small interval of
time is proposed. The CIP phenomenon, elucidated within the context of
this study is also then discussed...." More here: