Perception-Reaction Time

Robert T. Lynch, PE, Principal Collision Reconstruction Engineer
A colleague recently sent me a link to an online game to test one’s reaction time (see link below). The game simulates a (right-hand drive) vehicle traveling down a straight, hilly roadway with trees, signs, and deer to the sides of the roadway. When the player sees a red stop sign with a hand on it, they are to click the mouse or press any key on the keyboard to stop the simulation. Reaction time, the time between when the stop sign is presented on the screen and when the mouse or keyboard is clicked/pressed, is then compared to how 2,000 people above the age of 18 performed in this same simulation. (more…)

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