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Quick thinking: perceiving in a tenth of a blink of an eye

What is the minimal sensory processing time before we can make a decision about a stimulus? A study now reports that, for simple perceptual decisions, this can take as little as 30 ms.

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Figure 1: The experimental design used by Stanford et al.1.


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Drugowitsch, J., Pouget, A. Quick thinking: perceiving in a tenth of a blink of an eye. Nat Neurosci 13, 279–280 (2010).

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