CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Cognitive Science

Junior Division

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J0701 — Honorable Mention
Nickolas H. Abbott, Grade 8 portrait
How Powerful Is Suggestion?
Advisor: Mr. Peter Scherfig
School: Spring Hill Advanced Elementary School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Zafir W. Abou-Zamzam, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Age and External Stimuli on Reaction Latency
Advisor: Ms. Colleen Sumner
School: Moore Middle School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
Ryan R. Allen, Grade 6 portrait
Steer, Don't Veer
Advisor: Mrs. Jill Rivero
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
Noorhan Z. Amani, Grade 7 portrait
Ready, Get Set, Move, and Learn
Advisor: Mrs. Arwa Alkhawaja
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
AnneMarie An, Grade 6 portrait
Zoe An, Grade 6 portrait
Nursery Rhyme Mania 3: Does the Use of a 22 Slant Board & Blocking Methods Improve Reading Fluency in 7-14yro Students?
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Brannon
School: Valley Oaks Charter School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Rachel R. Andrecht, Grade 7 portrait
In the Eye of an Artist
Advisor: Mr. Alan Jeanson
School: St. Mary's Elementary School, Escondido, San Diego County
Kyle A. Beedle, Grade 8 portrait
Henry L. Pfaff, Grade 8 portrait
Ring! Ring! Phones and Reaction Time
Advisor: Mrs. Anne Pfaff
School: Three Rivers Union School, Three Rivers, Tulare County
J0708 — Honorable Mention
Rahul Bekal, Grade 8 portrait
Ebbinghaus Illusion: Left to Right or Right to Left?
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
Katherine L. Chase, Grade 6 portrait
Does Vision Influence the Other Senses?
Advisor: Mr. Donald Scott
School: Cain (E.V.) Middle School, Auburn, Placer County
J0710 — Honorable Mention
Sarah N. Chay, Grade 7 portrait
Lying Is Hard Work!
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Swann
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
Emerson K. Coman, Grade 7 portrait
The Effects of Doodling on Student Recall
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Chau Dang, Grade 8 portrait
Optical Flare
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Benson
School: Pershing (John J.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0713 — Honorable Mention
William H. deBruyn Kops, Grade 8 portrait
The Correlation between Brain Dominance and the Introvert/Extrovert Personality Trait
Advisor: Ms. Marilyn Garza
School: Santa Barbara Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Nathan R. Fennacy, Grade 7 portrait
Let's Test the Test!
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
J0715 — Third Place
Hondo G. Gonzalez, Grade 8 portrait
Will Positive Subliminal Messages Placed in the Instruction of Learning Improve Test Scores?
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Lorch
School: St. Hyacinth Academy, San Jacinto, Riverside County
Courtney R. Heath, Grade 7 portrait
Focus: Effects of Distracted Driving
Advisor: Mrs. Michelle Serrano
School: Western Center Academy, Hemet, Riverside County
Jennifer T. Ipe, Grade 8 portrait
Did You See That? Subliminal Messaging
Advisor: Mrs. Jaclyn Bradford
School: New Life Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0718 — Honorable Mention
Anna E. Killaly, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Caffeinated Beverages on Problem Solving and Short Term Memory
Advisor: Ms. Sachiko Galassetti
School: Vista Verde School, Irvine, Orange County
J0719 — First Place
Jonah L. Kohn, Grade 8 portrait
Good Vibrations: Improving the Music Experience for People with Hearing Loss Using Multi-Frequency Tactile Sound
Advisor: Ms. Sarah Rines
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Victoria L. Kvitek, Grade 8 portrait
Don't Let the Hue Fool You
Advisor: Mrs. Carol Evans
School: Santa Catalina (Upper and Lower) School, Monterey, Monterey County
Jayden Q. Lotz, Grade 7 portrait
Roses Are Red and Violets Are Blue
Advisor: Mrs. Holli Shelton
School: Fruitvale Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Charlotte B. Monke, Grade 8 portrait
Cell Phones and Their Effect on Reaction Time
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
Cole W. Moscaret, Grade 7 portrait
Reaction to the Distraction
Advisor: Mr. Dennis Keane
School: St. Matthew Catholic School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Maya Mundada, Grade 6 portrait
Effects of Sensory Distraction on Online Learning
Advisor: Mrs. Neha Makhijani
School: Stratford Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Grace L. Patel, Grade 7 portrait
Who Makes the Best Multitasker?
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Culley
School: Santa Fe Christian Community School, Solana Beach, San Diego County
Kendall Robison, Grade 8 portrait
Taste the Power of Smell
Advisor: Ms. Julianna So
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
Benjamin H. Shaw, Grade 6 portrait
Placebo: To Believe or Not to Believe
Advisor: Mr. Yogi Sullivan
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
J0728 — Honorable Mention
Andrew A. Shen, Grade 7 portrait
Distracted Drivers
Advisor: Ms. Robin Ames
School: Terman Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
J0729 — Second Place
Caitlin E. Takeda, Grade 8 portrait
Does Brain Hemispheric Dominance Affect Visuospatial Ability?
Advisor: Mrs. Marta Graves
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Finn Thomas, Grade 6 portrait
How Does Brain Dominance Correlate with Auditory Logic Processing?
Advisor: Mr. Donald Scott
School: Cain (E.V.) Middle School, Auburn, Placer County
Nicole E. Veloskey, Grade 7 portrait
Impact of Flashing vs. Continuous Lights on Reaction Time
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0732 — Fourth Place
Sophia A. Walker, Grade 8 portrait
The Memory Game
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Lucy E. Zicarelli, Grade 7 portrait
I Thought I Knew That! The Effect of Fonts on a Person's Memory
Advisor: Ms. LeighAnn Work
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County

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