This is a reaction time test which measures how fast you responsd to certain stimuli. Would you like to know how fast your reflex is? Before playing you need to know the process that your brain goes through when playing this game. Here is a visual illustration, which might help you explain better how the reflex process work and also perform better at this game.
- Sensory neurons (nerve cells) carry information to our brain and motor neurons carry messages away from our brain and to our muscles.
- Your eyes receives information and your brain reacts to it.
- When a neuron is stimulated, it actually generates a tiny electrical impulse that travels from cell to cell.
- Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons.
- Signals can travel as slow as about 1 mph or as fast as about 268 mph.
- How to play: Simply click "start", wait for a pattern to be displayed, then click on the squares.
- Challenge: Can you have an average score equal to 0.18?
- Challenge a friend to perform better than you!
There are types of reflexes, which control our involuntary movements, most of which we don't even need to think about.
- Spinal reflex (knee jerk: a reflex that makes the leg jerk when a tendon below the knee is tapped)
- Cranial reflex (the brain receives sensory information and generates a response. Reading, and pupil dialation are some examples)
- Somatic reflex (include all reflexes that stimulate the skeletal muscles, like when you quickly pull your hand away from a hot object)
- Autonomic reflex (involves responses of smooth muscle, cardiac muscle and glands)
- Inborn reflex (reflexes you were born with, such as urinating)
- Primitive reflex (reflexes that babies have for a few months after they have been born, such as strong grips)
- Conditioned reflex (reflexes which help you do daily things from holding a cup to playing tennis without thinking)
Did you know?
Our reflex saves lives and precious time. Instead of thinking how our reaction should be to a burning object, our reflex does it for us fast and without even thinking about it. Sometimes all we have to save our lives from danger such as a falling object is a fraction of a second. We cannot afford to spend time thinking. That's way people with fast reflexes have a higher chance of escaping dangerous situations. Most of our reflexes have been developed over hundreds of thousands of years. Since the stone age, we needed a good reflex to protect ourselves from a biting snake or a falling tree. It's an amazing tool! You can also take our Reaction Test.
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