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TIME TO THINK?
Collected Observations


Sasha Schwartz 31 July 00 6 pm, Mac G4
Male, 18 years old, practiced

Act Times (in milliseconds): 232, 233, 232, 48, 233, 235, 200, 251, 232, 233
Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 233, 300, 259, 298, 248, 262, 300, 300, 267
Read, Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 430, 458, 431, 390, 456, 310, 466, 498, 363, 505
Read, Negate-Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 462, 433, 390, 364, 430, 363, 396, 517, 433, 434

Act Time: 212 57 milliseconds
Think, Act Time: 274 25 milliseconds
Read, Think, Act Time: 430 58 milliseconds
Read, Think-Negate, Act Time: 422 45 milliseconds

Time to Think: 62 63 miliseconds
Time to Read: 156 64 miliseconds
Time to Negate: -8 74 miliseconds


Paul Grobstein 31 July 00 6 pm, Mac G4
Male, 54 years old, some practice

Act Times (in milliseconds): 296, 405, 298, 99, 364, 256, 298, 373, 300, 404
Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 365, 317, 298, 433, 463, 461, 379, 431, 401, 377
Read, Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 465, 572, 582, 571, 531, 518, 563, 763, 1068
Read, Negate-Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 778, 563, 630, 695, 902, 909, 726, 734, 629, 629

Act Time: 309 86 milliseconds
Think, Act Time: 392 54 milliseconds
Read, Think, Act Time: 625 175 milliseconds
Read, Think-Negate, Act Time: 719 111 milliseconds

Time to Think: 83 102 miliseconds
Time to Read: 233 184 miliseconds
Time to Negate: 94 208 miliseconds


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Ann Dixon 1 August 00 3 pm
Female, 38 years old, no practice

Act Times (in milliseconds): 247, 303, 253, 255, 253, 231, 230, 258, 229, 248
Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 367, 500, 503, 364, 367, 366, 376, 305, 248, 296
Read, Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 680, 454, 553, 459, 482, 518, 412, 470, 481, 478
Read, Negate-Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 665, 553, 465, 396, 952, 672, 840, 652, 496, 601

Act Time: 250 21 milliseconds
Think, Act Time: 369 77 milliseconds
Read, Think, Act Time: 498 71 milliseconds
Read, Think-Negate, Act Time: 629 161 milliseconds

Time to Think: 119 80 miliseconds
Time to Read: 129 105 miliseconds
Time to Negate: 131 176 miliseconds


Ann Dixon, 1 August 00 4 pm
Female, 38 years old, some practice

Act Times (in milliseconds): 297, 299, 254, 236, 308, 297, 237, 238, 299, 261
Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 331, 299, 297, 368, 322, 363, 301, 246, 365, 365
Read, Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 452, 418, 447, 414, 848, 513, 410, 449, 385, 413
Read, Negate-Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 390, 528, 462, 406, 538, 485, 409, 585, 589, 462

Act Time: 272 29 milliseconds
Think, Act Time: 325 39 milliseconds
Read, Think, Act Time: 474 129 milliseconds
Read, Think-Negate, Act Time: 485 69 milliseconds

Time to Think: 53 49 miliseconds
Time to Read: 149 135 miliseconds
Time to Negate: 11 147 miliseconds


Jeff Oristaglio 1 August 2000 4 pm, Mac G4
Male, 33 years old, unpracticed

Act Times (in milliseconds): 258, 262, 233, 251, 260, 239, 258, 114, 252, 253
Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 298, 446, 469, 498, 434, 336, 366, 377, 364, 387
Read, Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 1133, 698, 562, 597, 720, 1101, 897, 444
Read, Negate-Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 907, 1049, 897, 849, 740, 502, 728

Act Time: 238 43 milliseconds
Think, Act Time: 397 60 milliseconds
Read, Think, Act Time: 769 236 milliseconds
Read, Think-Negate, Act Time: 810 162 milliseconds

Time to Think: 159 74 miliseconds
Time to Read: 372 244 miliseconds
Time to Negate: 41 287 miliseconds


Penny Schwind, 8/2/00, 12:30 PM Mac G4
female, 58 years old, no practice

Act Times (in milliseconds): 364, 240, 311, 236, 236, 314, 248, 235, 365, 270
Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 498, 254, 435, 300, 300, 370, 236, 334, 306, 383
Read, Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 896, 722, 600, 438, 459, 449, 503, 500, 468, 451
Read, Negate-Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 570, 599, 433, 773, 445, 729, 366, 399, 398, 367

Act Time: 281 50 milliseconds
Think, Act Time: 341 78 milliseconds
Read, Think, Act Time: 548 143 milliseconds
Read, Think-Negate, Act Time: 507 144 milliseconds

Time to Think: 60 93 miliseconds
Time to Read: 207 163 miliseconds
Time to Negate: -41 203 miliseconds


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Peter Brodfuehrer, 3 August 2000, , iMac
male, years old, unpracticed

Act Times (in milliseconds): 342, 335, 336, 336, 336, 334
Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 416, 336, 341, 334, 389, 558
Read, Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 588, 565, 593, 558, 572
Read, Negate-Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 591, 562, 1372, 441, 592

Act Time: 336 3 milliseconds
Think, Act Time: 395 79 milliseconds
Read, Think, Act Time: 575 14 milliseconds
Read, Think-Negate, Act Time: 711 335 milliseconds

Time to Think: 59 80 miliseconds
Time to Read: 180 81 miliseconds
Time to Negate: 136 336 miliseconds


Peter Brodfuehrer, 4 August 2000, 8:30 am, Mac G4
male, years old, some practice

Act Times (in milliseconds): 252, 240, 250, 299, 232
Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 325, 298, 265, 261, 365
Read, Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 527, 497, 319, 457, 402
Read, Negate-Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 521, 638, 585, 450, 784

Act Time: 254 24 milliseconds
Think, Act Time: 302 39 milliseconds
Read, Think, Act Time: 440 74 milliseconds
Read, Think-Negate, Act Time: 595 114 milliseconds

Time to Think: 48 46 miliseconds
Time to Read: 138 84 miliseconds
Time to Negate: 155 136 miliseconds


Christopher Green, developer of Classics in the History of Psychology, 18 August 2000
male, 40 years old, unpracticed

Act Times (in milliseconds): 303, 300, 261, 265, 321
Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 457, 383, 328, 379, 308
Read, Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 679, 619, 552, 604, 508
Read, Negate-Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 769, 513, 843, 767, 781

Act Time: 290 24 milliseconds
Think, Act Time: 371 52 milliseconds
Read, Think, Act Time: 592 59 milliseconds
Read, Think-Negate, Act Time: 734 115 milliseconds

Time to Think: 81 58 miliseconds
Time to Read: 221 79 miliseconds
Time to Negate: 142 130 miliseconds


Patricia Hawkins, phawkins@connact.com, by email, 5 Sept
"unpracticed female, 39, using a glidepoint"

Act Times (in milliseconds): 633, 632, 500, 499
Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 453, 569, 520, 439, 431
Read, Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 872, 734, 635, 732, 660, 670
Read, Negate-Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 3245, 740, 786, 1313, 1193, 722, 717, 775

Act Time: 566 67 milliseconds
Think, Act Time: 482 54 milliseconds
Read, Think, Act Time: 717 79 milliseconds
Read, Think-Negate, Act Time: 1186 808 milliseconds

Time to Act: 566 67 milliseconds
Time to Think: -84 87 milliseconds
Time to Read: 235 96 milliseconds
Time to Negate: 469 812 milliseconds


Eva Lobach, keilob@hetnet.nl, by email, 7 Sept

Act Times (in milliseconds): 457, 349, 349, 454, 458, 347, 455, 350, 457, 457
Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 565, 568, 675, 568, 455, 454, 566, 457, 573, 567
Read, Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 798, 1127, 810, 803, 1130, 916, 1017, 1027, 695, 800
Read, Negate-Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 1149, 595, 601, 816, 1033, 818, 626, 596, 815, 825

Act Time: 413 53 milliseconds
Think, Act Time: 544 67 milliseconds
Read, Think, Act Time: 912 146 milliseconds
Read, Think-Negate, Act Time: 787 182 milliseconds

Time to Act: 413 53 milliseconds
Time to Think: 131 86 milliseconds
Time to Read: 368 161 milliseconds
Time to Negate: -125 234 milliseconds


Cassandra Phillips-Sears, cphillip@brynmawr.edu, by email, 16 Sept

Act Times (in milliseconds): 239, 255, 246, 314
Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 327, 552
Read, Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 539, 608, 538, 489
Read, Negate-Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 578, 2068, 1671, 913, 1135

Act Time: 263 30 milliseconds
Think, Act Time: 439 113 milliseconds
Read, Think, Act Time: 543 43 milliseconds
Read, Think-Negate, Act Time: 1273 534 milliseconds

Time to Act: 263 30 milliseconds
Time to Think: 176 117 milliseconds
Time to Read: 104 121 milliseconds
Time to Negate: 730 536 milliseconds


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From: MykalDavis@aol.com
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 23:42:23 EST

Act Times (in milliseconds): 311, 295, 293, 293, 296, 296, 290, 373, 288, 294
Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 391, 388, 387, 380, 390, 478, 386, 392, 483, 380
Read, Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 759, 616, 672, 588, 594, 685, 583, 595, 596, 595
Read, Negate-Think, Act Times (in milliseconds): 621, 602, 526, 513, 694, 528, 534, 613, 704, 510

Act Time: 302 +/- 25 milliseconds
Think, Act Time: 405 +/- 38 milliseconds
Read, Think, Act Time: 628 +/- 56 milliseconds
Read, Think-Negate, Act Time: 584 +/- 70 milliseconds

Time to Act: 302 +/- 25 milliseconds
Time to Think: 103 +/- 46 milliseconds
Time to Read: 223 +/- 68 milliseconds
Time to Negate: -44 +/- 90 milliseconds


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