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It says he used the same test group both times. That right there throws the watch reading portion out of the experiment right out the window. If they had already done it once, the second time isn't going to be nearly as scary. The fear of death is no longer there. For this experiment to give the desired results, it must be done with multiple test groups.
One of the test groups would just do it, then record their info. The next test group will try to time themselves, count out the seconds in their head (make sure they don't count really fast, like a child) This probably will fail, but it still needs to be done. Then another test group goes while wearing the watches.
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