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Batak Reaction Test

A reaction time test using a Batak light board, in which the participant has to strike randomly lit buttons in the sshortest possible time.

purpose: to measure a person's ability to see, process and react to visual information quickly

equipment required: BATAK light board (see image)

pre-test: Explain the test procedures to the subject. Prepare forms and record basic information such as age, gender and test conditions. Record preferred hand. See more details of pre-test procedures.

procedure: Participants stand comfortably in front of the BATAK board. Light buttons are lit randomly, and the subject must strike out as many as possible in the allocated time (30 or 60 seconds). As soon as one target is struck the next target lights up. Plenty of practice is very important, as performance can increase rapidly in the first few attempts.

BATAK reaction board

Routines: There are several different routines that can be run on the BATAK system. Here are just a few.

scoring: In the accumulator routine, the score is the number of lights that are pressed during 30 or 60 seconds.


Reference: Image and test details are from Batak. More information is available from the official Batak website.

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