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reaction time

n.
The interval of time between application of a stimulus and detection of a response.
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reaction time

n
1. (Physiology) physiol another name for latent time
2. (Psychology) physiol another name for latent time
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reaction time

1. The elapsed time between the initiation of an action and the required response.
2. The time required between the receipt of an order directing an operation and the arrival of the initial element of the force concerned in the designated area.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reaction time - the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
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reaction time

nReaktionszeit f
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"The slower reaction time may have other negative outcomes such as potentially increasing the risk of falling and fractures.
[7] In simple reaction time, there is only one stimulus and one response.
Reaction time is one of the key factors indicating the driver's ability to act in an emergency situation.
In order to improve efficiency in terms of reaction time and yield, a solvent-free and a solid-supported microwave-assisted approach was carried out which led to the successful synthesis of some of the 5-bromo pyrimidine-2, 4 (1H, 3H)-dione derivatives (BU-1 to BU-3).
class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBFrom this data, it turns out that the average reaction time of a driver is about 1.
The analysis of the results clearly indicated a longer reaction time prior to HD treatment, both to visual and auditory stimuli, and the difference was statistically significant (p < 0.001).
According to Magill and Anderson about Motor learning and Control in 2014, the reaction time is defined as the interval of time between the onset of a stimulus, and the initiation of a response.
Posture impacts driving safety--such as the proper placement of your hands on the steering wheel can relax the shoulders, neck, and trapezius muscles and allow for quicker reaction time. Your peripheral vision actually can be lowered if your head, neck, and shoulders are not in correct alignment--and where your seat is positioned can increase pedal reaction time.
The information can theoretically be connected to a semi-autonomous driving system to improve reaction times while the vehicle is being operated manually.
Despite the importance of paying attention to this issue, few studies have been carried out on the joint effect of exposure to inappropriate condition of heat and light on cognitive performances; therefore, the present study was aimed to investigate the combined effect of exposure to different levels of heat and lighting on cognitive functions (including attention rate and reaction time).
Previous research consistently shows that cumulative sleep restriction and drowsiness results in an increase in reaction time (RT), a decrease in response speed (1/RT), and increase in a number of lapse (RT > 500 ms)[4, 5, 6].