highway hypnosis


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highway hypnosis

Psychology
A light hypnotic state induced by the monotony of driving a motor vehicle, usually on long, straight roads uninterrupted by crossings, municipalities or other visually distracting factors; it most commonly occurs in a background of fatigue.
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So-called highway hypnosis occurs when a driver goes into a semi-trance while at the wheel of a vehicle.
"A simple example is the drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, where many people go into what is known as 'highway hypnosis'.
Colorado native and freelance writer Eric Peterson offers up a remedy for highway hypnosis with his new book Roadside Americana--a tribute to the great American road trip.
But when I rubbed my eyes and looked around, nobody was there "Wow," I thought, "was that what is called 'highway hypnosis'?"
The fields of vibrant color rouse drivers from "highway hypnosis" and diminish driver fatigue.

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