CSSF Project Listings: 2009
Cognitive Science

Junior Division

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David C. Andrecht, Grade 7 portrait
Improve Memory with Music
Advisor: Mr. Alan Jeanson
School: St. Mary's Elementary School, Escondido, San Diego County
Sierra D. Ankley, Grade 8 portrait
Sarah B. Sugar, Grade 8 portrait
How Does the Mode of Taking In Information Affect a Student's Recall of Information?
Advisor: Mr. Bud Smith
School: All Saints' Episcopal Day School, Carmel, Monterey County
Madeline K. Atchison, Grade 8 portrait
Imagine to Learn
Advisor: Mrs. Tara Douhan
School: St. Francis Parish School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Joshua S. Bertey, Grade 6 portrait
Does Font Size Affect Fluency?
Advisor: Mrs. Kati Wonderly
School: Standard Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0605 — Honorable Mention
Supriya A. Bhupathy, Grade 7 portrait
Left Brain, Right Brain: Does Handedness Affect Memory?
Advisor: Mr. Ken Cornell
School: Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills, Orange County
J0606 — Third Place
Allison W. Cheung, Grade 7 portrait
Smell Your Way to Good Memory Power
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
J0607 — Honorable Mention
Mattie Christofferson, Grade 8 portrait
The Creation of a Person
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Tanner Owen Clark, Grade 7 portrait
The Lego Learning Link
Advisor: Mrs. Jackie Owen
School: Acacia Middle School, Hemet, Riverside County
M. Elaine Cunha, Grade 8 portrait
Mei Lan U. Hughes, Grade 8 portrait
Dropped Connections: How Cell Phone Use Affects Performance
Advisor: Mr. Greg Ennes
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J0610 — Honorable Mention
Saira Delgado, Grade 8 portrait
Comparing International Math Test Results Using an American Standardized Test
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Morgan M. Dressel, Grade 7 portrait
The Internal Scream
Advisor: Mr. WIlliam Dolyniuk
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
Joanna N. Eskander, Grade 8 portrait
Kindergarten Starting Age
Advisor: Ms. Colleen Sumner
School: Moore Middle School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
Mary Alyssa Flemming, Grade 7 portrait
How Does Your Brain Work? Stroop Effect vs. Warped Words
Advisor: Mrs. Nikki Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
Leah B. Johnson, Grade 7 portrait
Camilla J. Richardson, Grade 7 portrait
What Conflicting Mental Tasks Reveal about Thinking: The Stroop Effect
Advisor: Mr. Jim Loughmiller
School: Twain Harte Middle School, Twain Harte, Tuolumne County
J0615 — Honorable Mention
Jonah S. Kaye, Grade 8 portrait
Try to Remember: Do Left-Handed or Right-Handed People Have Better Short-Term Memory?
Advisor: Mr. Fred Berghout
School: Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
Rachelle F. Melvin, Grade 7 portrait
Memory and Learning
Advisor: Mr. Steve Kinney
School: Woodcrest Christian School, Riverside, Riverside County
M. Carolina Moser, Grade 7 portrait
The Stroop Effect: The Bilingual Factor
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Swann
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
J0618 — First Place
Kelsey N. Patch, Grade 8 portrait
Remember to Chew: Chew to Remember
Advisor: Mr. Art House
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
Bellana E.A. Roemer, Grade 6 portrait
Big Font Small Font
Advisor: Mr. Don Scott
School: Skyridge Elementary School, Auburn, Placer County
J0620 — Second Place
Rishika Singh, Grade 8 portrait
Eyes, Nose, or Mouth: Measuring Their Effectiveness in Face Recognition
Advisor: Dr. Ambuj Singh
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Sarah M. Stauffer, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Gender on the Stroop Effect
Advisor: Mrs. Shannon Harris
School: Jefferson (Thomas) Middle School, Wasco, Kern County
Xeni A. Tziouvaras, Grade 8 portrait
Pitch'ure Perfect
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Maribeth M. Villanueva, Grade 6 portrait
The Questioning of Subliminal Messaging
Advisor: Mrs. Andria Bloom
School: El Tejon Middle School, Lebec, Kern County
J0624 — Fourth Place
Erin N. Vistnes, Grade 6 portrait
Dumb Blonde: Fact or Fantasy?
Advisor: Dr. Richard Vistnes
School: Avery Middle School, Avery, Calaveras County
Sean M. Ward, Grade 6 portrait
Do All Witnesses Remember the Same Details at a Crime Scene?
Advisor: Mrs. Ethel Carlton
School: Newhall Elementary School, Newhall, Los Angeles County

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