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measure a user’s reaction time

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I’m looking for something to measure a user’s reaction time. Say I had a yellow dot on the screen and when it changed to green the user would click on a button and display there reaction time to the change in this format 0.000 sec but if the user clicked before the dot changed to green the dot turns red.  
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by:blue-genie
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create a timer - countdown function which gets called when turns green, gets stopped on press of the thing, convert seconds to milliseconds.
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if you need the code, it will be something along these lines

(if you choose to use the approach i described earlier)

on the root.
function callback() {
      valuer = valuer+1;
}
stop_btn.onRelease = function() {
      clearInterval(id);
      trace(valuer add " end");
      //convert
      toSec = valuer/1000;
      trace(toSec);
};

then, when it changes colour, //where it must start counting.
//note i'm assuming inside a movieclip thus the _root pathing.
//i'm using 1 as 1 millisecond, and there's 1000 milliseconds in 1 second (apparently).

_root.id = setInterval(_root.callback, 1);

and that's it.
the toSec part would give you seconds.milliseconds.

blu

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