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what's the fastest score in the sound reaction time?
MarcGermani | 1 year ago Reply Link me
what's the fastest score in the sound reaction time?
like i have averaged 80 ms before with fastest of like 62 and today i did 57 fastest... and i am a 100 m sprinter, and the athletic federation will ban any reaction bellow 100 ms cause they said humans cannot react, well i want to know if there is someone else doing times bellow 100 but the website is not answering my email..
MarcGermani | 1 year ago Reply
"like i have averaged 80 ms before with fastest of like 62 and today i did 57 fastest... "

Have you used the same computer when you had 80 avg. and when you had 57 avg. ?

The rt measured on this site can vary from one device to another.
1A2B3C | 1 year ago Reply
Good point--that's my experience too: My visual reaction time average is about 40-50ms faster on my 144hz gaming monitor. Just like opponents in FPS games, the dots can only be clicked once you see them!
brainworking | 1 year ago Reply
(except for lucky anticipatory clicks, of course)
brainworking | 1 year ago Reply
Hi, I tried the auditory reaction time again after reading your post. In two rounds of maybe 5-7 tries, I got 4 or 5 times below 100ms: 88ms, 84ms, 80ms and 60ms.

Unfortunately, both round averages still worked out to above 100 because of some hits around 150-170ms.

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Here's a study abstract on this topic:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02640410600718004

Quotes from that abstract:

"The current false start criterion in a sprint used by the International Association of Athletics Federations is based on this assumed auditory reaction time of 100 ms. However, there is evidence, both anecdotal and from reflex research, that simple auditory reaction times of less than 100 ms can be achieved."

"Five of the [nine] athletes had mean reaction times of less than 100 ms in at least one condition and 20% of all starts in the first two conditions had a reaction time of less than 100 ms. The results demonstrate that the neuromuscular-physiological component of simple auditory reaction times can be under 85 ms and that EMG latencies can be under 60 ms."
brainworking | 1 year ago Reply
thanks for your answer. but they will change the rule with time
MarcGermani | 1 year ago Reply
ok, so why they keep it 100? probably cause of leg reaction time i guess...but you know many athletes have reacted at 70 and they have been disqualified. and yes, my reflex is high cause i used to do martial arts and rock climbing they both help
MarcGermani | 1 year ago Reply
That's what I thought, too! But I actually found the full study, and they did test the legs:

http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/23312/1/Sprint_starts_paper.pdf

Quite an interesting study.

Yes, you would think that the Athletic Federation would change their false start criteria in light of this, at least if some other studies corroborated it...

Pretty cool about the rock climbing and martial arts improving reaction time! By the way, there is some interesting research out there about cerebellar training, through novel physical activities, improving overall brain function.
brainworking | 1 year ago Reply
thanks a lot, i read it, you guys what do you do in life? Engineers? or Physicists?
MarcGermani | 1 year ago Reply
I'm an adult student in college to become an industrial technician working with electronic and mechanical systems.

My ideal job would include both mental stimulation and physical work, being on my feet, etc.

I hope to hear what you guys do.
brainworking | 1 year ago Reply

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