this kind of stuff gives science a bad name.
US scientists lept off a 150-foot (45-meters) high platform in a hair-raising bid to test if time really does slow down in a crisis as film-makers like to show, a new study said Wednesday.
“People commonly report that time seemed to move in slow motion during a car accident,” said David Eagleman, assistant professor of neuroscience and pyschology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
….participants were fitted with a special watch called a perceptual chronometer which showed flickering numbers. The idea was that if their perception of time really did slow down during their fall, then the participants would be able to decipher the digits.
But while the volunteers could read the numbers shown at normal speeds, they could not make out those which had been speeded up…