CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Cognitive Science

Junior Division

Viren R. Abhyankar, Grade 8
The Brain Beats
Advisor: Mr. Christopher Miko
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
J0702 — First Place
Jordi Bertran, Grade 8
Creating Three-Dimensional Sound Using Mono Audio Recordings
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0703 — Honorable Mention
Aidan J. Cerveny, Grade 8
Project Innocence: Effects of Photo Lineup Method on Eyewitness Reliability
Advisor: Mrs. Stacy Gray
School: Maris (Stella) Academy, La Jolla, San Diego County
Tara L. Cole, Grade 8
Can You Pass an Eighth Grade Science Quiz?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: San Juan Elementary School, San Juan Bautista, San Benito County
Ilan E. Cosman, Grade 7
See the Force: Can Vision Help Tactile Memory?
Advisor: Mr. Matt Bessler
School: San Diego (Soille) Hebrew Day School, San Diego, San Diego County
Emily K. Cummings, Grade 8
The Placebo Effect
Advisor: Mrs. Meg West
School: Dunn Middle School, Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County
Andrea S. Darnbrough, Grade 6
Andres M. Garcia, Grade 6
Memory Recall: Finding the Best Way to Memorize Terms
Advisor: Ms. Marcia Nogueira
School: St. Rose of Lima Elementary School, Simi Valley, Ventura County
Summer M. Ellis, Grade 8
Advisor: Mrs. Margaret Wight
School: Rancho Community Christian School, Temecula, Riverside County
Alexis Fastlicht, Grade 8
Is Technology Advancing Our Education?
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Rines
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Erin G. Gonzales, Grade 8
Let's Test Your Balance
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
A. Gabriella Gutierrez, Grade 8
Snooze It or Lose It!
Advisor: Mr. Gary Kreeger
School: San Carlos Elementary School, Monterey, Monterey County
Zoraiz A. Hashmi, Grade 7
The Battle of Wits
Advisor: Ms. Sarah Ganatra
School: Al-Huda Islamic School, Hawthorne, Los Angeles County
Shafieen M. Ibrahim, Grade 8
Keval A. Shah, Grade 8
Effects of Technology-Assisted vs. Hand-Written Note Taking Methods on Academic Results on Science and History Tests
Advisor: Mrs. Kristen Morgensen
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0714 — Second Place
Alexa Q. Infelise, Grade 7
Investigating Influences on the Recognition of Mandarin Tones
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Tyler D. Johnson, Grade 8
Food Coloring Mind Games?
Advisor: Mrs. Jessica Suchorski
School: Westwood Jr/Sr High School, Westwod, Lassen County
J0716 — Honorable Mention
Kanika Khemka, Grade 7
The Impact of Warped Words on the Stroop Effect
Advisor: Ms. Shannon Lum
School: Challenger School Berryessa, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0717 — Third Place
Jacob Y. Kim-Sherman, Grade 8
Effects of Inaudible Sounds on Memory Performance
Advisor: Ms. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Matas G. Kulikauskas, Grade 8
A Puzzling Parallax Perspective
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Annika S. Mauro, Grade 8
How Taste Affects the Brain
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
J0720 — Fourth Place
Sheyenne E. Mitchell, Grade 8
Are There Superhumans Among Us?
Advisor: Mrs. Norma Beckner
School: California City Middle School, California City, Kern County
Aurora K. Murphy, Grade 8
The Effect of Color on Facial Recognition
Advisor: Mrs. Vanessa Hooker
School: Beardsley Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Jonah M.J. Nascimento, Grade 8
Note Taking vs. Memory
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Miller
School: Holy Name School, San Francisco, San Francisco County
Maeve A. Richards, Grade 6
Does Time Actually Fly When You're Having Fun?
Advisor: Mr. Dan Vilotti
School: St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah, Mendocino County
J0724 — Honorable Mention
Julia P. Stuart, Grade 6
Owen P. Stuart, Grade 8
Wait a Minute! Time Perception in Children Can Change?
Advisor: Dr. Andrea Preble
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Anjali U. Thakrar, Grade 8
CheckMate: The Effect of Playing Chess on Spatial Cognition
Advisor: Dr. David Sherman
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Julia E. Walls, Grade 6
3D Perspectives: Applying Parallax to Create 3D Video
Advisor: Mr. Roberto Garcia
School: Edison Academy, Ontario, San Bernardino County
Lindsay D. Yang, Grade 7
Can You Learn by Playing Video Games?
Advisor: Mrs. Elizabeth Conrad
School: McPherson Magnet School, Orange, Orange County

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