Similar thing, albeit I'm drawing this corelence based on nothing more than two curiosities I've heard about, happens when you move your eyes. I'm gonna lazily quote another person instead of finding my original source on that.>Our eyeballs move from one target to another in rapid, jerky movements called saccades. During this jerky movement, any images transmitted by the eyes would be, at best, a blur - so the image-processing centre in our brain just ignores it. There’s a system that allows the brain to know when a saccade is about to start, and when it ends, so the brain is able to avoid dealing with the useless, blurry images during that period.>But this means that image-processing part of the brain now has a series of gaps in the video stream, which it attempts to fill in and smooth out. One of the ways that it attempts to do this is by backdating the new image that comes in after a saccade and extending it backwards into the blank time immediately beforehand, so that it appears that the image existed longer than it really did.>This is the reason that the second hand of a clock appears to be frozen when you first look at it. One part of your brain has done a “cut and paste” with the image so that it can present a video stream to the rest of your brain that appears to be smooth and complete, instead of jerky and with blank spots.
..it is also the same reason behind why it is impossible to catch your eyes moving while rapidly switiching your point of focus from one side to another.
Your brain, in a sense, slows down your perception of time. It can do that because there's no really any precise clock in your body to check on things - how neat is that~
We lie to our own conciousness with every little movement we do and anywhere we lay our gaze on!
Original wiki source with a cool .gif and suchhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronostasis