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[Neuroscience] Re: Brain and awarness

tehgabriel at web.de tehgabriel at web.de
Thu Mar 30 11:41:33 EST 2006


Hi!
The average reaction time of humans is around 1 s (e.g. time one needs
to initiate braking his car after the perception of a red light).
Training and expectation (you know that a certain event will happen)
can lower the reaction time to 0.1 to 0.4 s. So, definitivley below 0.5
s.

Concerning your example with the pitcher (I am not familiar with
baseball) i would assume what enables one to hit the ball properly is
the ability to predict a chain of subsequent events. One can predict
(note that precision of prediction increases with experience/practise):
how the pitcher will move  =>  at which point the ball will leave his
hand  =>  the way of the ball

Regards,
Thomas





> > Hi! Is it correct that it takes about 0.5 second to become aware of
> > something that creates a neurological reaction in the brain?
> >
> > When we hit the baseball the time is less than 0.5 second from when it
> > left
> > the hand. How can we then see it leave the hand and hit it perfectly with
> > practise?
> >
> > Thanks!



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