#1
I mean like, when you touch something that's hot, you feel hot, but there's those tiny signals sent to your brain. How fast do those things travel?
#2
senses mate

and very quickly... like instantly
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#3
Not fast enough


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#6
sometimes when you touch something hot it takes what seems a while though for it to be seen as hot, so it's kinda hit and miss.
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#7
surely it's different for every person.

I always thought that that's what reaction times were.
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#8
think it's about 200mph if you're talking about nerve impulses, not 100% sure though, might have been 400kph

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I always thought that that's what reaction times were.


i think that's more to do with how strong your nerve pathways are
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#9
0.23 seconds if I remember right....

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think it's about 200mph if you're talking about nerve impulses, not 100% sure though, might have been 400kph


i think that's more to do with how strong your nerve pathways are

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#11
May not be true, but makes sense:
The signal travels almost instantly, but if it kills the nerves on contact then it will take longer for a signal to generate.
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#12
It's pretty damn quick.

But then you have reflex actions, where the signal doesn't even reach the brain before you respond (the signal does go to the brain to register what happened, but the reflex is based in the spine). I think they take a tad loger.

It's also dependant on the ionic pumps and gates along the nerve, quality of nerve, type of nerve, how complete and how much of the nerve is insulated with the myelin sheath... there's loads of factors, but generally it's pretty damn quick.
#14
I remember doing physics one day and the teacher said it was something like 0.0000000001 seconds or something like that.

Ie, almost instantly.

But some senses teh brain chooses to block out, like when you stub your toe, you don't feel the pain for aout 0.5 seconds afterwards.

Strange how your body works, eh? Cool =]
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#18
If it's anything like the speed of electricity like you'd expect, then actually each electron moves at something like snail's pace, literally.

But then, nerve diameter, synapses etc will all affect it...
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#21
if its reflexes like when you've touched something hot.. its almost instant.. cos it doesnt travel to the brain. it just goes through the relay neuron into the motor neuron causing you to remove ur hand from the hot surface.
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if its reflexes like when you've touched something hot.. its almost instant.. cos it doesnt travel to the brain. it just goes through the relay neuron into the motor neuron causing you to remove ur hand from the hot surface.



Dead right.

...And then it tells your brain to put you in pain, by way of saying "DON'T DO THAT AGAIN!!!"

That's why it takes a moment or so for your burned finger to start to hurt.
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#23
well when you feel something hot it bypasses the brain and goes straight to the muscle receptor, its called an arc of somesort, after its gone to the muscle another goes to your brain to tell you your a stupid mother****er for putting your hand there and not to do it again, if it didnt youd pull away and then just keep trying it....