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Reaction time is the interval time between the presentation of a stimulus and the initiation of the muscular response to that stimulus. A primary factor affecting a response is the number of possible stimuli, each requiring their own response, that are presented. [1][2] Examples include how fast a sprinter can get off the blocks and react to a gun, how quickly a boxer can react to an opponent's punch, or how quickly a batter can recognize and respond to a pitch.[3]

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  1. Mac, Brian (n.d.). Reaction Time. Retrieved on 2008-10-03.
  2. unknown (n.d.). Glossary of Terms. Retrieved on 2008-08-11.
  3. Kelly (n.d.). How To Improve Quickness and Reaction time. Retrieved on 2008-10-03.