Saturday, May 20, 2006

Time Dilation: Frontiers of Time Perception

When a person's life is in danger, a phenomenon known as 'time-dilation' can occur. This is when, during a car crash for example, time seems to slow down or become frozen. In these cases the internal clock speeds up when facing a potential catastrophe, so as to take in more information more quickly and function more effectively in an emergency.

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