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Posted by on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 7:57pm.

Why do reaction times(reflexes) differ from person to person?

Wny does your reaction time improve when the same thing is done over and over again. ( slap in face 10 times)

  • Science - , Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 8:35pm

    because no two people are alike. even twins who look the same are different. everyone moves/reacts at their own level/speed and some are faster than others.

    as for the second one. if i slapped you in the face 10 times don't you think you might move out of the way? its called practice makes perfect, or slap me again and ima kick u in da face.

  • Science - , Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 11:57am

    As acts are repeated, the neural connections related to those responses become stronger, leading to quicker reactions. Previous experiences effect this neural development, which changes reaction times.

    After the second slap, I probably would do more than move out of the way. Depending on the relationship and situation with the other person, I would restrain that person and ask for an explanation or possibly return the favor.

    I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking.

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