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Feb 9, 2012

TWO THUMBS UP….

A little medical info here. Each part of the body has its own nerve cell area in the brain. It is like a map. These areas can be measured for things like reaction time.

For instance the thumb and the baby finger have a quicker response time and the fingers in the middle are somewhat inhibited by the “crossfire” of the two outer fingers.

Scientists used an image on a monitor that represented all 10 fingers. The subjects had to press the corresponding keys to what was being marked on the image. The outside fingers were  the fastest, the middle finger the slowest.

I think they did not do their research properly because I am pretty sure that I can get my middle finger up much quicker than my pinky, especially in a driving simulation test. peace-sign

12 comments:

Jackie said...

A smile... :))))

Lynn said...

Next time someone cuts me off, I'm giving them the pinkie!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I've seem quite a few flying fingers in my time and I have to agree with you:@)

Kasia said...

Hahaha! brilliant observation, uncanny how I've noticed the same thing! ;)

Hugs,

Impulsive Addict said...

You are so funny! I love this!!

Peg said...

Hahaha - it is amazing how fast that middle finger seems to appear at times isn't it!

Sue said...

Who dreams up these scientific tests, anyway? I am watching my temper these days and that middle finger hasn't made an appearance for some time! Muttering under my breath hasn't stopped, though. I figure as long as no one actually hears me, it's okay. LOL

Lori said...

I love your blog, and I'm a new Linky follower. Stop by and follow too so we can stay connected. Lori

Kathleen said...

Another study that wastes money for sure! :)

MiMi said...

OH! My middle finger goes up MUCH more quicly then the others! LOL

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

I agree with you and say "pah" to the expensive and waste-of-time study. Middle finger, or indeed two fingers like your picture but facing the other way around would be a rude gesture in the UK!

Anonymous said...

I have been using the pinkie ever since we switched to Metric.

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