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Reaction Times

  1. Mar 21, 2006 #1

    Hootenanny

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    I was wondering if anyone knows of a site that gives the average reaction time for a human. I'm looking for something which relates to someone stopping a stopwatch when a visual stimulus is seen? Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  3. Mar 21, 2006 #2
    Here is something that might help:

    These times vary according to the character of the athlete, his degree of preparation and his concentration when the pistol goes off. The rules of the IAAF (International Amateur Athletic Federation) fix the minimum time of physiological reaction at 100 milliseconds.

    Source:http://www.omegawatches.com/index.php?id=322

    Or this,

    auditory stimulus 150 ms
    visual stimulus 200 ms
    pain stimulus 700 ms


    Source:http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/courses/31N5/handouts/lectures/6upbw/09-human.pdf
     
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  4. Mar 21, 2006 #3

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    Thank-you, me and my physics tutor were having a little debate... I win :rofl:
     
  5. Mar 21, 2006 #4
    I hope my revised figures I've just edited in don't loose you the bet.
     
  6. Mar 21, 2006 #5

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    Nope :biggrin: I still win! Thanks very much.
     
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