Originally Posted By: NAro

Not exactly accurate. After the initial "What its it?" or "orienting reflex (OR)", the automatic response is fight/flee/freeze (FFF). That's probably 400 milliseconds. To do anything else requires higher cortical functioning, and takes a moment. So no... our brains do not jump into the flee reflex at the last moment... they jump into it at the first moment.

No, I mean the stage in front of that. If you evacuate by waiting in the evacuation line, you are still rational.

Originally Posted By: NAro
You can not learn to do this with any mental rehearsal alone.

Yes, but again, with actual training being unpractical; that's pretty much all you can do.

I mean I can just enroll in a helicopter crash training (that's just off-shore work certification, but open to anybody), but you can't for an airliner.