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Reaction Time

  • By: Trisha Van Zandt
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Reaction time, sometimes referred to as response time or latency, is measured as the time that elapses between the onset of a stimulus and a person's response to that stimulus. Reaction times (RTs) are widely used in the study of human ...