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Natl J Integr Res Med. 2012; 3(1): 49-51

A Comparative Study of Visual Reaction Time in Basketball Players and Healthy Controls

Dr. Ghuntla TP*, Dr. Mehta HB**, Dr. Gokhale PA***, Dr. Shah CJ****.

Introduction:-Reaction is purposeful voluntary response to different stimuli as visual or auditory stimuli. The present study was conducted to measure visual reaction time in 100 subjects, 50 basketball players and 50 healthy controls. Material & Method: - The visual reaction time was measured by the reaction time instrument in healthy controls and basketball players. Simple reaction time and choice reaction time measured. During the reaction time testing, visual stimuli were given for three times and minimum reaction time was taken as the final reaction time for that sensory modality of that subject. The results were statastically analyzed and were recorded as mean+ standard deviation and studentís unpaired t-test was applied to check the level of significance. Result:- The study shows that basketball players shows faster reaction time than healthy controls. Conclusion: - As reaction time gives the information how fast a person gives a response to sensory stimuli, it is a good indicator of performance in reactive sports like basketball.

Key words: Reaction Time, Basketball Players, Visual Reaction Time, Alertness

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