Human Reaction Times

Human Reaction Times

Post by terri-ann » Wed, 04 Feb 2004 22:35:14

I am presently doing a research project on human reaction rates and
the effect of aging. Any ideas or information regards resources,
websites, books etc......Many Thanks!

Human Reaction Times

Post by Ken » Thu, 05 Feb 2004 00:12:08

Try google.
You need to make the distiction between the speed of transmission along
nerve fibres (the speed of message to & from the spinal chord for the
knee-jerk reflex can be fairly easily and consistently measured), and
decision response times, which require some form of cognitive processing.


Human Reaction Times

Post by Lejo » Thu, 05 Feb 2004 06:57:59

This is a very old subject, starting with Wundt even and Donders ...

I would suggest books in the library to start with.

At which level is the research project?

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Human Reaction Times

Post by terri-ann » Fri, 06 Feb 2004 02:44:19

A Level project, so not nec. to go too indepth. I was hoping that it
being an oldie I'd find heaps of stuff, but I've mostly just come
across the mention (a line or two at most) of reaction rates and
nothing to do with why etc or the variables to consider.

I will try looking for books in the library though...thanks!

Human Reaction Times

Post by zhang4 » Fri, 13 Feb 2004 19:07:59

As I remember,there was an excellent aritcle reviewing RTs study on
the magazine of Psychological Review. Sorry, I foget when it was