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Re: Real-time category

Ian Petersen wrote:
> Actually, closer to 500 ms! Yes, consciousness is a full half second 
> behind any external (or internal) stimulous. That doesn't mean we can't 
> react much faster than 500 ms. Obviously, we can. But not consciously. 

I can believe there is some "consciousness latency" but not 500ms.
500ms is a quarter note at 120 BPM.  Give someone a button to press
as soon as they hear the sound of a snare drum being played through
headphones.  I'll bet everyone on this list can do it in under 500ms.
What is "not conscious" about that reaction?