Factors influencing the latency of simple reaction time

  title={Factors influencing the latency of simple reaction time},
  author={David L. Woods and John M. Wyma and E. W. Yund and Timothy J. Herron and Bruce Reed},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
Simple reaction time (SRT), the minimal time needed to respond to a stimulus, is a basic measure of processing speed. SRTs were first measured by Francis Galton in the 19th century, who reported visual SRT latencies below 190 ms in young subjects. However, recent large-scale studies have reported substantially increased SRT latencies that differ markedly in different laboratories, in part due to timing delays introduced by the computer hardware and software used for SRT measurement. We… CONTINUE READING
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