Whats your reaction time?

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#1 Posted by JustSignedUp (1148 posts) -

I always thought I had above average reaction time from playing video games since i was 5 years old.

but then I took this online reaction test, and its actually telling me that im only average. now im depressed. whats your score?

http://www.humanbenchmark.com/tests/reactiontime

#2 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

300ms. Not bad considering I'm on my second beer. :P

#3 Posted by br0kenrabbit (12807 posts) -

188.6

#4 Posted by sune_Gem (12463 posts) -

272ms here. Although I botched the one try by blinking as it flashed.

#5 Posted by punkpunker (3320 posts) -

0.217s, same timing morning to dusk.

#6 Posted by undergroundLPx (641 posts) -

150 and I'm sure I could get a better time if I had some sort of easier to press button in my hand. Like a pen with a button on top.

#7 Posted by The__Kraken (851 posts) -

Total Tries: 55

Average Time: 274

Fastes Time: 233

Most of the tries (including my fastest) I did using my peripheral vision.

#8 Posted by jim_shorts (7320 posts) -

I'm hovering around .240. I figured I'd be a little better than that.

#9 Posted by sune_Gem (12463 posts) -

Why am I so slow?! My brain is good!

#10 Posted by Laihendi (5800 posts) -

About 400 but I wasn't using my sword hand.

I got 700 with my sword hand and quit in shame.

#11 Posted by raven_squad (78438 posts) -
223 average.
#12 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

I just hit 260 like a boss. :cool:

#13 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
After 12 tries, avg 289.17
#14 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

My fastest was 215ms with my average at 244. Not bad considering.

#15 Posted by mindstorm (15242 posts) -
My best was 230 and averaged about 260.
#16 Posted by meconate (10476 posts) -
After about 8 tries 190 is my average.
#17 Posted by Kevlar101 (6010 posts) -
I kinda sat between 260 and 520.
#18 Posted by MrGeezer (56043 posts) -
278.2
#19 Posted by Kevlar101 (6010 posts) -
278.2MrGeezer
Thats actually quite fast for an old geezer :lol:
#20 Posted by KiIIyou (27135 posts) -
I got lectrocuted every time it turned green. :(
#21 Posted by sune_Gem (12463 posts) -

About 400 but I wasn't using my sword hand.

I got 700 with my sword hand and quit in shame.

Laihendi

Phew, I thought I was going to the slowest.

#22 Posted by thegerg (14702 posts) -
You thought playing video games for years would improve your reaction time?
#23 Posted by Flubbbs (2914 posts) -

avg was 242.. best was 220

#24 Posted by hydr0_32 (420 posts) -

Total Tries: 5

Average: 161

#25 Posted by The-Apostle (12144 posts) -
I got 278
#26 Posted by SirWander (5176 posts) -

Total tries: 5

Average: 281.4

woot, I'm above average.

#27 Posted by -Toshy- (1349 posts) -
Had about a 260 average after 20 tries or so.
You thought playing video games for years would improve your reaction time?thegerg
I'd say I'm pretty good proof of the "video games doesn't help reaction time" thing. I've been playing StepMania and Flash Flash Revolution on keyboard for 6+ years. Well above average when it comes to those games, but apparently slower than average when it comes to reaction time.
#28 Posted by luis_07 (138 posts) -

Tries: 5

Average: 237

#29 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

Total tries: 5

Average: 281.4

woot, I'm above average.

SirWander

You have it backwards. Larger numbers means slower reaction times.

#30 Posted by rocinante_ (1666 posts) -

damn, thought i'd do better. avg of 354.6. i attribute that to the bud i've smoked over the years :P

#31 Posted by JustSignedUp (1148 posts) -
You thought playing video games for years would improve your reaction time?thegerg
i dont think. i know. a quick google search brings up tons of articles bro. in black ops 2 i win 90% of gun battles from around the corner when i run into a kid bro
#32 Posted by JustSignedUp (1148 posts) -
im glad to see most of you are telling the truth. I thought I would see a bunch of douchebags saying "OHHH I GOT 190, YOU ARE TEH SUCKSORZ!
#33 Posted by KiIIyou (27135 posts) -
I got 180, lady.
#34 Posted by The__Kraken (851 posts) -

[QUOTE="SirWander"]

Total tries: 5

Average: 281.4

woot, I'm above average.

WhiteKnight77

You have it backwards. Larger numbers means slower reaction times.

I suppose it could be argued that above average is worse than average from a literal point of view...

Above sea level -> Higher than sea level

Above average -> Higher than average

So 281.4 is 'above' or higher than the average of 215. Anyway, stuff like this is partly the reason English is difficult for many non-native speakers (and hell, many native speakers as well). English is less than consistent/clear with regards to these things... but I digress.

#36 Posted by sethman410 (2899 posts) -
fastest is 32. Lol. But average is 213. :)
#37 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36754 posts) -
Best was 226 Average 245
#38 Posted by Sword-Demon (6945 posts) -

best was 170

average was 219

#39 Posted by SirWander (5176 posts) -

You have it backwards. Larger numbers means slower reaction times.

WhiteKnight77

nuh-uh, the bigger the number the better the score

[spoiler] I was being sarcastic [/spoiler]

#40 Posted by Inconsistancy (8091 posts) -
209
#41 Posted by THGarrett (2574 posts) -

Average 218.

#42 Posted by Shottayouth13- (6730 posts) -
My best was 286ms.
#43 Posted by konvikt_17 (22133 posts) -

only did it once, just now.

got 397ms.

first i thought that was good, but it seems it is not:P

will try again tomorow when im sober. probly still get the same results.:lol:

#44 Posted by Optical_Order (5100 posts) -

264 was my best.

#45 Posted by Bloodseeker23 (8338 posts) -
314 MS.
#46 Posted by JustSignedUp (1148 posts) -
I tried this game instead and my reaction time is waaay faster than the color game. I react to movements faster http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sleep/sheep/reaction_version5.swf
#47 Posted by tocool340 (20470 posts) -
Averaged 210 with 170 being my quickest...
#48 Posted by Suzy_Q_Kazoo (9901 posts) -

~240

#49 Posted by 22Toothpicks (11278 posts) -
averaged 260ms high was 147ms but i got luccky with some awesome timing on a random click i guess that's acceptable considering im in outer space right now
#50 Posted by 6_Dead_360s (1663 posts) -

About 215, dead average.

Fastest was 185.

I never take these tests seriously since clicking a mouse is a flawed way of doing it. I wouldn't be surpirsed if there was up to 50ms of input lag between an ips monitor and an old wireless mouse with a slow polling rate. Then there's the the lag between when your brain notices the change in color, and the when you click the mouse. I find that holding and releasing instead of clicking/pushing results in less brain-finger lag.