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EFFECT OF DISTRACTION ON CHOICE REACTION TIME IN NORMAL FEMALES AND MALES

*Dr. Pranjali C Shinde, Dr. Pushpa A Pazare

Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Abstract


This study compared effects of Distraction on Choice Reaction Time in males and females. Audiovisual Choice Reaction Time was studied in 100 Medical students (50 Males and 50 Females) age range 17-19 years using a 608 Audiovisual Reaction Timer. Five stimuli viz Red, Green and Yellow lights and High and Low pitch sounds were presented at random and the subjects were asked to respond by pressing an appropriate button on the subjects panel with index finger of their dominant hand. The statistical significance was determined by Students Unpaired test for comparisons between males and females and Paired t test for comparison among themselves. Choice Reaction Time to Light and sound increased in cases of distraction in both males And Females respectively and the result were statistically significant.

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