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HOW MANY TIMES A MINUTE DOES THE AVERAGE PERSON
BLINK A MINUTE?
The average adult blinks between 12 and 20 times
per minute. Based on a 16 hour waking day and a lifespan of 72
years, that would work out to be about 400 million blinks in a
lifetime. The function of blinking, of course, is to lubricate the
eye. However, we are wired to blink less when looking at a
compelling target. This is part of the reason that people who use
computers for hours on end tend to experience eyestrain - they
usually blink as little as 5 times per minute, according to
http://cherished-rose.net/dlife.html. We have gotten lazy
over the years and started looking for answers on the web.
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