Explain like I'm 5 – After glancing at a clock, why does the first second sometimes feel longer than the rest? [closed]
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I don't understand either of these Reddit comments that are still too complicated. Please simplify? Alfenhose
An interesting phenomena, it is because the brain doesn't store what you saw during the time your eye spent moving, instead the brain fills in this time with what you saw when you stopped moving your eye.
Wikipedia has an article on chronostasis and the stopped clock illusion if you want to read about it.
When you move your eye or blink the images from your eyes are just blurry or dark and therefore quite useless for your brain to interpret. So the brain use the information from the view before and after the eye movement to fill in the blanks. So if you move your eye to the clock as the second hand is moving your brain does not see the second hand moving and interprets it as if it have been standing still during the entire time you moved your eye. So the first second looks longer because your brain makes the wrong assumption.