Reaction Time Test: Let's See What Giz Readers Are Made Of!

How fast is your reaction time? Schoolkids and their teacher are doing a study for the 2007 Yahara Elementary School Science Fair, measuring how quickly participants can click on an icon as a traffic light graphic turns green. The group is collecting data, trying to determine correlation between reaction time, age, gender, athleticism and whether people play video games or not.

The average reaction time between eyes and fingers is between .200 and .270 seconds, but athletes and maybe a few gaming geeks can shave that time down to .150 seconds. So let's try it. Take that test and honestly post your score or click on the poll. How fast are we, oh esteemed readers of the Giz? I scored a .229. Surely you can beat an old man...?

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Simple Reaction Test [Icon Interactive]