Hancock, P.A., & Weaver, J.L. (2005). On time distortions under stress. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science, 6(2), 193-211.
Under conditions of extreme and life-threatening stress, people often report distortions of time. These distortional experiences are critical since, axiomatically, they occur in circumstances where small variations in behavior can mean the difference between survival and extinction.