Understanding Speech

Reaction Time Studies

Simple reaction time is the time required for an observer to respond to the presence of a stimulus. For example, a subject might be asked to press a button as soon as a light or sound appears. Mean RT for young adults is approximately 190 milliseconds to detect a visual stimulus, and approximately 160 milliseconds to detect an auditory stimulus.

As a participant, you will be invited to our Linguistic Lab (A6, 2-202), where you will sit in front of a monitor and pushing buttons every now and then while working on an experimental task.