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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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2003
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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1,081 words

Your hand accidentally touches the hot plate of an oven and is withdrawn immediately. A young child runs out in

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
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Science and technology, Medicine and health
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182 words

1 The time interval from presentation of a stimulus to the initiation of the response. Reaction time is a simple measure to make. It is used extensively in the ...

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P. A. M. Rabbitt

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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Like all other animals, humans can only experience the immediate past. Many scores of milliseconds must pass before any change in the world can be registered by a sense organ or ... More

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