The Importance Of Reaction Time In Sports

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In the world of sports, reaction time is known to be a vital aspect of an athlete's ability as it separates the gifted from the elite. Reaction time is defined as the amount of time taken to respond to a stimulus. The stimulus is something that evokes a specific functional reaction in an organ or tissue. The slower the stimulation recognition in the brain is passed, the slower the reaction. In sports such as soccer, baseball, tennis, basketball, along with others, these activities require fast reflexes in order to win the game. Scientific studies have been done on the correlation between reaction time and athletic ability, and according to the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, they’ve proven that the lower the reaction time, the stronger the athletic ability. Playing sports generally also have been proven to increase reaction times and visuospatial intelligence. Visuospatial intelligence is the ability to accurately perceive the visual world around you. This statement furthermore proves that playing sports gradually increases your reaction time as it trains you to have spatial awareness and observant.
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