|MadSci Network: Neuroscience|
I came upon research that girls have quicker reaction times than boys, but as I decided to research farther into the subject I couldn't find anything supporting why girls have quicker reactions. Is it because girls are known to be more flexible, does age/health effect how quickly you react to something such as catching a meter stick between your thumb and pointer finger? If you had a meter stick and had someone separate their thumb and pointer finger while you held the meter stick 1 inch above their fingers and dropped it, would the girl or boy[both the same age, around 13] catch the meter stick quicker? [to reach a more general criteria this is how the reaction time will be measured...] caught stick on reaction time 2 inches 0.10 seconds 4 inches 0.14 seconds 6 inches 0.18 seconds 8 inches 0.20 seconds 10 inches 0.23 seconds 12 inches 0.25 seconds 14 inches 0.27 seconds 16 inches 0.29 seconds 18 inches 0.31 seconds Do girls really have a quicker reaction time than boys or was the research I came upon a false fact? If it was a false fact what would be some advantages on why boys have quicker reaction times than girls. Thanks for your time.
Re: why and [do] girls have a quicker reaction time than boys?
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