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@ellamama I remember reading about a study on the phenomenon of time seeming to slow down in crisis situations like this. here, i found an article about it: http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/12/does-time-slow.html

“What is actually happening, according to Eagleman’s study, is as a result of your memory. According to the study, the part of the brain called the amygdale becomes more active, and lays down extra sets of memories that go along with the actual events.

“In this way, frightening events are associated with richer and denser memories,” Eagleman explained. “And the more memory you have of an event, the longer you believe it took.””