Friday, December 24, 2010

Test your Reaction Time

Reaction time is the time it takes to react to something. It can be considered as an index of your speed of processing: It shows how fast you can execute the mental operations needed by the task at hand.

Reaction Time is a basic measure used in many psychology studies. Participant are most often asked to push a button when done with the task, which can be as varied as detecting an object, memorizing a word, or identifying an emotion. As brain processing is quite fast, reaction times are usually measured in milliseconds (a thousandth (1/1000) of a second).

What is your average Reaction Time? Ready to try? Click here to start. Fun twist: Try before and after your Christmas dinner!

Merry Christmas from the SharpBrains Team

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Kevin McGrew, PhD
Educational Psychologist

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