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"Whether it’s rushing to push the buzzer on a quiz show or working out who last touched a basketball before it left the court, players often end up squabbling over moments that turn on milliseconds. But now scientists say there is more to the disputes than sour grapes or angling for an advantage."
"Players’ reactions in situations like this are often attributed to acting skills, even among professionals, but a team of Arizona State University psychologists wondered if both players might actually experience touching the ball first. In a paper published April 24 in Science Advances, the researchers tested how people interpret the timing and sequence of physical touches."