CSSF Project Listings: 2008
Cognitive Science

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

J0601 — First Place
Sarah R. Aiello, Grade 8 portrait
Subliminal Messaging: Did You See That?
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Page B. Benoit, Grade 7 portrait
Some Like It Hot: The Effect of Temperature on Taste Perception
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Amy S. Bosworth, Grade 8 portrait
Rory F. Hagelstein, Grade 8 portrait
Does Gender Affect Color Preference? Do Females Really Prefer Pink? Do Males Really Prefer Blue?
Advisor: Mrs. Ronda Fryer
School: Standard Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0604 — Honorable Mention
Taylor Q. Carol, Grade 7 portrait
Put Away the Pills and Hand Me the Controller
Advisor: Ms. Mimi Wentz
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
Tanner Clark, Grade 6 portrait
Build Your Legos, Build Your Brain!
Advisor: Mrs. Colleen Denbaugh
School: Acacia Middle School, Hemet, Riverside County
Madison E. Dunn, Grade 6 portrait
Memory: Does Gender Make a Difference?
Advisor: Ms. Sharyn Norville
School: Jim Maples Academy, Porterville, Tulare County
Lena K. Egbert, Grade 6 portrait
Cranial Confusion: How the Brain Adapts to Left-Right Inversion
Advisor: Mr. Chandan Egbert
School: Milpitas Christian School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Jonathan P. Fidler, Grade 8 portrait
Metal vs. Classical
Advisor: Mr. Lou Morton
School: St. Francis Solano School, Sonoma, Sonoma County
Hannah Goldan, Grade 7 portrait
Are There Generational Differences in Taste Preferences?
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Sara C. Halvorson, Grade 7 portrait
The Effects of Gender on Short-Term Memory
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Meyer
School: St. Pius X Elementary School, Redwood City, San Mateo County
Mei Lan U. Hughes, Grade 7 portrait
Dustin A. Jackson, Grade 7 portrait
Math Divided by Rock Music = ?
Advisor: Mr. David LaBolle
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Kara S. Jonsson, Grade 6 portrait
Valencia Elementary My Dear Watson: Criminal Identification: Which Is More Accurate, Simultaneous or Sequential Lineup?
Advisor: Mrs. Cathy Guiley
School: Valencia Elementary School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County
J0613 — Honorable Mention
Alexandra N. Kirk, Grade 8 portrait
It's All in the Eye
Advisor: Mr. Lawrence Barbary
School: Cajon Park School, Santee, San Diego County
J0614 — Second Place
David K. Knittel, Grade 7 portrait
Memory: The Effects of Various Types of Sensory Perceptions on Short-term and Long-term Memory
Advisor: Mrs. Brenda Burnight
School: Excelsior Middle School, Byron, Contra Costa County
Zachary M. Kysar, Grade 7 portrait
Are You Smarter Than a Kindergartner? The Stroop Effect Revisited
Advisor: Mr. Dave Gordan
School: Nevada City School of the Arts, Nevada City, Nevada County
Donald H. Livingston, Grade 8 portrait
Visual Memory and Your Life: The Relation of Visual Memory to Drawing, Facial Recognition and Navigation Abilities
Advisor: Mr. William Dolyniuk
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
Matthew E. Malone, Grade 7 portrait
Matthew T. Reathaford, Grade 7 portrait
Use It or Lose It
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Lorch
School: St. Hyacinth Academy, San Jacinto, Riverside County
Megan R. McAtee, Grade 7 portrait
Tasty Confusion: The Effect of Color on Taste
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Dummett
School: Union Hill School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Chris Mendes, Grade 8 portrait
Placebo Effect on Food Labeling
Advisor: Mr. Don Scott
School: Alta Vista School, Auburn, Placer County
Kayla M. Moe, Grade 8 portrait
Advisor: Mrs. Brenda Kirby
School: Rio Bravo-Greeley School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Cassidy M. Plunkett, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Olfactory Stimulation on Short-Term Memory
Advisor: Mrs. Teresa McKinney
School: Our Lady of Grace School, El Cajon, San Diego County
Julia A. Pokorny, Grade 7 portrait
ESP Testing: Believe It or Not
Advisor: Mrs. Ellen Witter
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J0623 — Third Place
Shubha S. Raghvendra, Grade 8 portrait
Do You Remember? A Phoneme-Based Structural Analysis of Word Recall
Advisor: Mr. Srinivas Raghvendra
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J0624 — Fourth Place
Alexandra Reale, Grade 8 portrait
Under the Surface: Priming the Subconscious Brain
Advisor: Mr. Eddie Ozawa
School: St. Martin of Tours School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Kelsey D. Reimer, Grade 8 portrait
Mind Freak
Advisor: Mr. Ian Fish
School: Loma Vista Middle School, Riverside, Riverside County
Grace S. Roderick, Grade 8 portrait
Gretchen E. Roderick, Grade 6 portrait
Mozart Effect
Advisor: Mrs. Amy Talbot
School: St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah, Mendocino County
Kirk T. Silva, Grade 7 portrait
Are ADHD Students Really That Different?
Advisor: Ms. Rita Blickenstaff
School: Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0628 — Honorable Mention
Christian T. Tanaka, Grade 8 portrait
Who's a Better Learner, Children or Adults?
Advisor: Mr. Art House
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
Kendra L. Vine, Grade 6 portrait
Do Left Brained People Perceive Optical Illusions Differently from Right Brained People?
Advisor: Ms. Annette Dobler
School: Willowside Middle School, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County
Katherine A. Whorley, Grade 7 portrait
Do Re Mi, Who's Off Key? The Effects of Age, Gender, and Musical Training on Relative Pitch
Advisor: Ms. Meghan Muscato
School: Rancho San Justo Junior High School, Hollister, San Benito County
J0631 — Honorable Mention
Kelcie E. Williams, Grade 8 portrait
Inside Cognition and Spatial Ability
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Cheryl E. Wilson, Grade 8 portrait
What Affects an Illusion?
Advisor: Dr. Jack Loomis
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J0633 — Honorable Mention
Katherine Wu, Grade 8 portrait
America's Next Top Learner: Visual vs. Kinesthetic vs. Auditory
Advisor: Mrs. Noreen Williams
School: Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
J. Alex Yeoman, III, Grade 6 portrait
Colored Memory
Advisor: Mr. David LaBolle
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Stephanie Zgouridi, Grade 8 portrait
Colorful Confusion: Human Reactions
Advisor: Mrs. Noreen Williams
School: Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County

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