(Topic ID: 264878)

Does playing pinball improve your reaction time?

By dr_nybble

12 days ago

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  • Latest reply 10 days ago by tadowhere
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    #1 12 days ago

    You can measure your reaction time here: https://www.justpark.com/creative/reaction-time-test/

    A bunch of people at my work tried it, I was the fastest at 50 years old in the 240ms ballpark consistently. How do you score?

    Reaction time is a lot slower than I would have thought! I read that our auditory reactions are about 30ms faster than visual ones due to the simpler processing pipeline. A pinball travels about 4"-5" in a quarter of a second if it is going 1 mph.

    #2 11 days ago

    OK, I tried it, I'm 54, in the 370-80ms range (that of an early 20's). Maybe playing pinball does help

    #3 11 days ago

    I averaged about 34 year old. I'm 56. So maybe pinball does help. But this explains why 20+ year old pin heads can kick my ass.

    #4 10 days ago

    OK,I'm 69,and have the reaction of a 31 yr old at 400 milliseconds ! So does pinball work for you??

    #5 10 days ago

    One thing this reaction time shows me is that a lot of pinball is based on projecting where the ball will be in 250-350ms since we can’t react instantly -- or not as instantly as I would have thought.

    #6 10 days ago

    It says I'm not human.

    #7 10 days ago
    Quoted from RatShack:

    It says I'm not human.

    You were too fast

    #8 10 days ago

    Definitely. It can piss me off quicker than just about anything else.

    LTG : )

    #9 10 days ago

    That test seems to depend on return time to its server. From an iPad on my home network after a few tries I continually got below 240 ms, age 23, the lowest it will go. I later tried from my work computer at a real keyboard, but using a VPN that is clearly loaded down with lots of people. I could never get below 550 ms, age mid 50's. The test is not designed to be a measure of anything but maybe ping time on your network.

    #10 10 days ago

    The more times i tried the better i got . Cool but ping time yes.

    #11 10 days ago

    mid 60's I got..we're not sure if you're an actual human being with reaction time of (282) milliseconds.

    kinda fun (probably cause it made me feel good).

    #12 10 days ago

    57 with 283 milliseconds.

    #13 10 days ago

    Yes, but also improves my drinking time, which reduces my reaction time.

    #14 10 days ago

    Maybe a little. I just assumed we got better at predicting what the ball was gonna do based on experience with the game.

    #15 10 days ago

    it said "i'm 40" i'm a man! lol

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