It seems my critics are right: I am a little slower than average.
What exactly do you have to do to get the faster intelligence that Chris says we need? Well, really we can’t. From my understanding of the neuromuscular machine I don’t really think that you can make the brain/spine/muscle machine work faster than it already does. There is hardwired into us about a ¾ second delay (if not more) in the OODA loop.
A search for evidence supporting or refuting this unavoidable delay, led me to the Human Benchmark reaction time test.
My test results were: 283ms for the first set, 260ms for the second set, and 221ms for the third set of clicks. With a little more practice, I could probably reach the statistical average measurement of 200 milliseconds.
This visual-motor game is not an good measure of self-defense skill—wherein you are encouraged to use all five senses, and especially to cheat—but it does highlight an important physical limitation.
What are your test results?