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Hello everyone, for my maths investigation I am comparing the reaction times of gamers to non-gamers between the ages of 16-18. What I would like for you to do is take this test http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/reaction-time.html and tell me your average time. To count as a gamer you need to play for atleast 10 hours a week. Please comment below with your average time and if you are a gamer or non-gamer (kinda pointless on this site I know).

EDIT: Make sure it is your first result. Thx

If anyone was interested my time was .217

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.237 and I play SC2 1000 hours a day

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.24

I barely count as a gamer. I don’t really have the time for it in college and I generally suck at shooters.

Also, the first time I tried it the big one was my worst time. I guess it just caught me by surprise.

Now, I’m gonna go see if i can beat that time.
edit: yes! .216 (whoo, adrenaline)

edit2: aww, I didn’t remember my first try. it was probably around .27-.3

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SirDeadly:
Hello everyone, for my maths investigation I am comparing the reaction times of gamers to non-gamers between the ages of 16-18. What I would like for you to do is take this test http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/reaction-time.html and tell me your average time. To count as a gamer you need to play for atleast 10 hours a week. Please comment below with your average time and if you are a gamer or non-gamer (kinda pointless on this site I know).

EDIT: Make sure it is your first result. Thx

I’ve done this study previously, just so’s you know in advance. I found little to no difference.

Mine is 0.228

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0.21 And I play fps heavily.

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SL33TBL1ND:

I’ve done this study previously, just so’s you know in advance. I found little to no difference.

Mine is 0.228

So far I have about a .02 – .03 difference in time. Fastest gamer is 0.191, slowest is .246. Fastest non-gamer is .209 (complete fluke), slowest is .318.

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0.292. I would normally consider myself a gamer, but haven’t had an opportunity to play many games recently, and haven’t played any fast-reflex games in quite a while. Even the FPS games that I’ve played have been military simulators.

Chalk me down as a non-gamer for the purposes of the test for the time being. I really haven’t seen any games recently which I’d consider worth playing. The last few years have been some of the worst that I’ve ever seen for gaming releases, and I think I could be losing my will to play games at all by this stage.

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SirDeadly:

SL33TBL1ND:

I’ve done this study previously, just so’s you know in advance. I found little to no difference.

Mine is 0.228

So far I have about a .02 – .03 difference in time. Fastest gamer is 0.191, slowest is .246. Fastest non-gamer is .209 (complete fluke), slowest is .318.

Weird… I think might be less that games make your reaction speeds better (as almost all studies in this try to prove that) but more that people with these reaction times just play more games.

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0.297, but I’m kind of tired and I only just put in my contacts, so… I’m excused…?

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SL33TBL1ND:

SirDeadly:

SL33TBL1ND:

I’ve done this study previously, just so’s you know in advance. I found little to no difference.

Mine is 0.228

So far I have about a .02 – .03 difference in time. Fastest gamer is 0.191, slowest is .246. Fastest non-gamer is .209 (complete fluke), slowest is .318.

Weird… I think might be less that games make your reaction speeds better (as almost all studies in this try to prove that) but more that people with these reaction times just play more games.

Isn’t that pretty much the same thing?

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0.189 and yes, i’m a gamer. Mainly play dawn of war, call of duty and half life

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0.29, I consider myself a player of video games.

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.318 and i consider myself a gamer

i guess im a slow gamer 🙁

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SirDeadly:

SL33TBL1ND:

SirDeadly:

SL33TBL1ND:

I’ve done this study previously, just so’s you know in advance. I found little to no difference.

Mine is 0.228

So far I have about a .02 – .03 difference in time. Fastest gamer is 0.191, slowest is .246. Fastest non-gamer is .209 (complete fluke), slowest is .318.

Weird… I think might be less that games make your reaction speeds better (as almost all studies in this try to prove that) but more that people with these reaction times just play more games.

Isn’t that pretty much the same thing?

No. Those are very different things. One is saying that games cause the better reaction times. The other is stating that people with better reaction times are more likely to play games. Very different things.

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0.201, and yes, I am a gamer.

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SL33TBL1ND:

SirDeadly:

SL33TBL1ND:

SirDeadly:

SL33TBL1ND:

I’ve done this study previously, just so’s you know in advance. I found little to no difference.

Mine is 0.228

So far I have about a .02 – .03 difference in time. Fastest gamer is 0.191, slowest is .246. Fastest non-gamer is .209 (complete fluke), slowest is .318.

Weird… I think might be less that games make your reaction speeds better (as almost all studies in this try to prove that) but more that people with these reaction times just play more games.

Isn’t that pretty much the same thing?

No. Those are very different things. One is saying that games cause the better reaction times. The other is stating that people with better reaction times are more likely to play games. Very different things.

Well that makes more sense when said like that, I’m tired atm =P

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0.190

I play games a lot but not 10 hours a week.

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If you gave me an unlimited supply of food, drinks, the Internet and games, you’d hear nothing from me ever again.

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SirDeadly:

SL33TBL1ND:

SirDeadly:

SL33TBL1ND:

SirDeadly:

SL33TBL1ND:

I’ve done this study previously, just so’s you know in advance. I found little to no difference.

Mine is 0.228

So far I have about a .02 – .03 difference in time. Fastest gamer is 0.191, slowest is .246. Fastest non-gamer is .209 (complete fluke), slowest is .318.

Weird… I think might be less that games make your reaction speeds better (as almost all studies in this try to prove that) but more that people with these reaction times just play more games.

Isn’t that pretty much the same thing?

No. Those are very different things. One is saying that games cause the better reaction times. The other is stating that people with better reaction times are more likely to play games. Very different things.

Well that makes more sense when said like that, I’m tired atm =P

No problem, happy to help somebody with some statistics.

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former pro cs player, casual gamer now but over 10 hours p/week. 26 years old though, why the age limit? early 30s are when athletes typically begin to decline physically.

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I got .202 – I used to play a lot of games but now I work full time so I’m lucky if I want to play games except for a couple of hours at the weekend. But I played a lot during my ‘growing up years’.

I have to admit, since I gave up drinking alcohol except for special occasions and not because I’d gotten out of bed, I do feel like my reaction time is better. I’ll catch things that are falling/about to fall better than I ever could.

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Well, I exited out of this browser panel in less than a single second after I realized that it was probably either a Rickroll or a shock image, but according to your tester thingamajig my reaction time sits comfortably on the .227 mark.

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I consider myself a gamer, a casual one tho. Don’t play much fps, RPG <3

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patb:
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former pro cs player, casual gamer now but over 10 hours p/week. 26 years old though, why the age limit? early 30s are when athletes typically begin to decline physically.

He’s probably testing his age group.

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And yes, I do consider myself a gamer. Let’s try again.
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I do consider myself a gamer, but I haven’t been gaming a lot recently. I’m 14 btw.

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I got 0.26. I consider myself a gamer, but I’m not very good at most games. I still have fun though.

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.274 and i do consider myself a gamer.

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