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Speedy Science: How Fast Can You React?

  • Published6 Aug 2013
  • Reviewed6 Aug 2013
  • Source Scientific American

Educator resources are meant to give access to information and teaching tools about the nervous system and related health issues. Resources target primary and secondary school levels.

It takes some time to see and respond to a falling object because your brain needs to process what's happening—and then take action. You can find out just how long it takes in this activity, and the answer may surprise you!

Access Speedy Science: How Fast Can You React? from Scientific American.


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