“During a violent shoot-out I looked over, drawn to the sudden mayhem, and was puzzled to see beer cans slowly floating through the air past my face. What was even more puzzling was they had the word ‘Federal’ printed on the bottom. They turned out to be the shell casings ejected by the officer who was firing next to me.”
Our brains manipulate the way we experience time. Minutes can seem like hours when we are trapped at work, but the second we are doing something that we want to last longer, it starts speeding up. Only in a life or death situation our brain puts everything into slow motion and goes into survival mode. We start operating on instinct throwing all reason and analysis to the wind. When our thoughts need to speed up in these moments, our sense of time is subsequently altered.