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Why does time seem to slow down during car accidents and scary situations? - Barking up the wrong tree

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Your brain's hard drive at work.

This is really cool:

Time runs at the usual pace but it seems slower because your brain is filling in so many details that the experience seems to expand and your later memory of it is also particularly detailed.

I wonder what other situations I can get time to slow down.

Certainly when I need to go to the bathroom time slows to a crawl...

Time perception is very malleable. I review a number of cases in the links on the page.

Flow is another great example. I find flow so captivating that to some degree it has become my default state and I am often impatient to return to flow activities...

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