CSSF Project Listings: 2013
Cognitive Science

Junior Division

Teagan J. Ampe, Grade 8
Does Time of Day Impact Students' Test Performance?
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0702 — Honorable Mention
Madalyn E. Berry, Grade 6
At What Grade Level Can Children Distinguish between Candy and Non-Candy Items
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Massie
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Lolei I. Brenot, Grade 8
Nicolle M. Hoonsbeen, Grade 8
Monolingual vs. Multilingual
Advisor: Ms. Carol Evans
School: Santa Catalina (Upper and Lower) School, Monterey, Monterey County
Priya S. Chaganti, Grade 7
Meena Gudapati, Grade 7
Does Heart Rate Affect Memory?
Advisor: Mr. Jason Robertson
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County, Redwood Middle School, Saratoga, Santa Clara County
Rishi Chandiramani, Grade 6
Do People Question Information Sources?
Advisor: Mrs. Renae Fish
School: Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
Anika M. Hayes, Grade 6
Words vs. Shapes: What Does a Child See First?
Advisor: Ms. Sally May
School: Bonny Doon Union Elementary School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Alana M. Hernandez, Grade 8
Is It a Pill or Candy?
Advisor: Mrs. Shana Stanley
School: St. Bonaventure Catholic School, Huntington Beach, Orange County
Rachel E. Herstik, Grade 8
The Cross Race Effect
Advisor: Mr. John Shirajian
School: Ribet Academy, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J0709 — Honorable Mention
Meghana Khurana, Grade 8
Effect of Online Multitasking on Student Productivity: Study on Social Media's Effect on Student Reading Comprehension
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Fiona P. Koval, Grade 8
Blind Navigation: Getting from Point A to Point B
Advisor: Mrs. Kimberly Dedini
School: McKinleyville Middle School, McKinleyville, Humboldt County
Carson A. Linxwiler, Grade 7
The Powers of Camouflage: The Effects of Colors on the Brain
Advisor: Mrs. Maura Scioscia
School: Notre Dame Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Autumn P. Luna, Grade 8
Finding the Correlation Between Impulsivity and a Student's GPA
Advisor: Dr. J. Javier Luna
School: Brannan (Sam) Middle School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
Ashkaan J. Mahjoob, Grade 6
Impact of Playing Video Games vs. Doodling on Tests
Advisor: Ms. Erin Bratcher
School: St. Mary and All Angels, Aliso Viejo, Orange County
J0714 — First Place
Aidan F. Meyer, Grade 7
Milo G. Weller, Grade 7
Constant Distraction: Effects of Texting on Reading Comprehension
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Kayla J. Miles, Grade 7
Carissa D. Navarrete, Grade 7
Exercise Your Brain
Advisor: Mrs. Elizabeth Conrad
School: McPherson Magnet School, Orange, Orange County
J0716 — Third Place
Liam M. Scott-Curtis, Grade 8
Chessers, a Mind-Boggling Game: How Chunking, Interference, Entanglement and Negative Transfer Make a Mess of Things
Advisor: Mrs. Lynn Macy
School: Salesian Sisters Elementary School, Corralitos, Santa Cruz County
Molly M. Shine, Grade 8
Is It Real or Just an Illusion? The Effect of Age on Optical Ilusion Perception
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Dummett
School: Union Hill School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
J0718 — Honorable Mention
Nicole E. Veloskey, Grade 8
Correlation of Hand Dominance to Ear Dominance: Verbal Instruction Recall
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0719 — Fourth Place
Shaoni C. White, Grade 8
The Relative Effectiveness of Three Memory Techniques
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Riti Hegde, Grade 7
What Sense Is More Dominant: Taste or Smell?
Advisor: Miss Kelly Johnson
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
J0797 — Second Place
Mary C. Monaghan, Grade 7
Children's Clay Sculpture: A Study of the Influences and Relationships with Human Figure Drawing
Advisor: Mrs. Mary Pettitt
School: St. Adelaide School, Highland, San Bernardino County
Courtney R. Heath, Grade 8
Re-Focus: Effects of Distracted Driving
Advisor: Mrs. Michelle Serrano
School: Western Center Academy, Hemet, Riverside County
Esther Y. Choi, Grade 8
Does a Positive Mindset Affect One's Mental Speed or Accuracy Better Than a Negative Mindset?
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County

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