Apr. 25, 2011 The New Yorker

On Apr. 25, 2011 The New Yorker’s Burkhard Bilger wrote “The Possibilian” about David Eagleman, assistant professor of neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. He studies how people perceive the passage of time in life threatening situations. Time may seem to slow down but it is the brain’s activity that speeds up. We are always sensing the world a little late until there is a crisis. He studies soldiers, police, race car drivers, survivors of vehicle accidents. People that are always in a danger can develop a near permanent hyper vigilance. They describe the hyper vigilance, hearing every sound and seeing every detail.

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