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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
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Investigate the psychological concept of inattentional blindness and find out the percentage of a test population that displays this behavior. [E]
How quickly chromatic adaptation occurs in human color vision, and how long the effect lasts? [E]
Investigate the perception of apparent motion by making flip-book animations. [E]
Effect of Carbonated Water's Color Perception on Its Taste [P]
A few taste experiments - the functions of the nose, tongue, saliva, vision. [E]
Investigate Optical Illusions. [P]
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Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
The influences and relationships between clay sculpture and human figure drawing. [E]
Explore what factors influence human ability to detect image forgeries manipulated by Adobe Photoshop. [E]
Determine whether changing the symbols used on an Snellen eye chart would affect the vision testing results. [E]
Eyes, Nose, or Mouth: Measuring Their Effectiveness in Face Recognition [E]
At what age a child can draw a person with all major body parts and in the correct place? [E]
Can motivation of the human mind affect eye improvement? [E]
Determine whether varying the size and color of inducing circles will affect the perception of the size relation between the standard and comparison (variable) circles. [E]
What Factors (Age, Gender, City of Residence, etc.) Affect Search Time? [E]
Test if changing the number of distracters will affect the ability of an observer to find the target during a visual search. [E]
Colours effects on people's brains, moods, and actions. [P]
The Effect of Emotional Stimuli on Pupil Size [E]
Determine if certain words are more easily identifiable through lip reading than others. [E]
A few experiments that will help you find out if people have a dominant hand, foot, eye and ear. [E]
The effect of color on the perception of its taste [E] [P] [P]
Compare reaction time of peripheral and straight vision. [E]
Explore the relationship between hand dominance and eye dominance [E]
Which is the most effective learning stimuli for hamsters - sight, sound, touch, or smell? [E]
Investigate hand-eye coordination. [E]
Which gender identifies blurred pictures better?
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High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
What's the Best Method to Communicate Data Graphically?: An Experiment in Visual Perception [E]
Repeat Ganzfeld parapsychology experiment to test individuals for extra-sensory perception (ESP). [E]
Research synesthesia and test your school students and teachers for it [E]
Contingent Color/Edge Adaptation: McCollough Effect [E]
See if there is a difference in the number of hidden 3-D pictures ('Magic Eye" pictures) right and left handed persons are able to see. [E]
When a particular sensory input (hearing/vision) is deprived, is the other sense reception heightened? [E]
Effect of Distractions on Reaction Times of High School Students [E]
Correlation between human laterality and visual direction tendencies [E]
Shape vs. color: Which is the primary perception? [E]
How does color affect blood pressure? [E]
Determine if gender affects visual selective attention. [E]
Evidence for gender differences in visual selective attention; P Merritt, E Hirshman, W Wharton, B Stangl, J Devlin, a Lenz; Personality and Individual Differences (2007); Volume: 43, Issue: 3, Pages: 597-609
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