How Fast Are the Senses?

  • L. R. Morejón-Hernández Instituto Superior de Tecnologías y Ciencias Aplicadas
  • A. Rodríguez-Manso Instituto Superior de Tecnologías y Ciencias Aplicadas
  • O. Calzadilla Facultad de Física, Universidad de La Habana


We propose a way for measuring a person’s response delay using a computer. We present an analysis of the uncertainties inherent to the computer, and propose a method (Rythmic Imitation) for dealing with them. Measurements are made using a simple software created by us, and processed as discussed. We think this simple problem could be used for introducing physics students into the concepts relative to measurement, allowing discussion within a rather different situation.

Dec 5, 2011
How to Cite
MOREJÓN-HERNÁNDEZ, L. R.; RODRÍGUEZ-MANSO, A.; CALZADILLA, O.. How Fast Are the Senses?. Revista Cubana de Física, [S.l.], v. 28, n. 1E, p. 1E126-1E128, dec. 2011. ISSN 2224-7939. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 07 june 2023.

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