Anyone who's ever had a long commute to work knows the feeling of driving along the highway while drifting into your own thoughts. You're contemplating life and what's been troubling you lately, thinking of god knows what. Then, suddenly, you've arrived at your destination with no recollection of how you got there.
This phenomenon is colloquially known as White Line Fever, or otherwise, Highway Hypnosis, first coined in 1963 by G. W. Wiliams (Williams, 1963). It is described as a mental state in which a person can…