CSSF Project Listings: 2010
Cognitive Science

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

J0601 — Honorable Mention
Shruti Aggarwal, Grade 7 portrait
Do You See What I See?
Advisor: Ms. Cynthia Ligeti
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Reiley A. Akkari, Grade 6 portrait
What's Your Reaction?
Advisor: Mrs. April Wishek
School: New Horizon School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Arjun D. Boddu, Grade 8 portrait
Exercise Balls: The Search for Cognitive Enhancers in the Classroom
Advisor: Ms. Nadia Oggiano
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
J0604 — Fourth Place
Aidan P. Chandless, Grade 7 portrait
The Impact of Eye Dominance on the Interpretation of Optical Illusions
Advisor: Mr. Brendan Gummerson
School: St. Matthew's Episcopal School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Brian A. Clark, Grade 8 portrait
Driven to Distraction
Advisor: Mrs. Tara Clark
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
Bryn E. Cloud, Grade 8 portrait
Licorice Learning! Does Offering a Candy Incentive Improve Academic Achievement?
Advisor: Mr. Craig Jones
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Christina D. Cook, Grade 8 portrait
Daisy S. Villegas, Grade 8 portrait
Right Brain, Left Brain, and the Stroop Effect Test
Advisor: Mr. Bud Smith
School: All Saints' Episcopal Day School, Carmel, Monterey County
Rachel B. Dobrin, Grade 8 portrait
Did Dear Aunt Sally Just Serve Us Nine Pizzas?
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Dunn
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County
Mary A. Flemming, Grade 8 portrait
Does Rearranging the Letters in a Word Affect a Reader's Fluency and Accuracy?
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
Julie A. Fukunaga, Grade 6 portrait
The Effects of Multitasking on Human Memory
Advisor: Mrs. Elizabeth Daniel
School: Vinewood Elementary, Lodi, San Joaquin County
Peter A. Haist, Grade 8 portrait
The Relationship Between the Approximate Number System and Formal Mathematics
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Mifrah Hayath, Grade 6 portrait
Cna Yuo Raed Tihs?
Advisor: Mrs. Linda Florio
School: Vista Heights Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County
Greg J. Hudgens, Grade 7 portrait
Can "Wii" Make You Smarter?
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Swann
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
Morgan N. Johnson, Grade 7 portrait
Drive 2 Stay Alive
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J0615 — Honorable Mention
Jeremy A. Kahan, Grade 8 portrait
Who Remembers Their Math and Science?
Advisor: Ms. Julie Reynolds
School: San Diego (Soille) Hebrew Day School, San Diego, San Diego County
Alyssa A. Katich, Grade 8 portrait
Heather J. Vermilyea, Grade 8 portrait
Is There More to It than Meets the Eye?
Advisor: Mr. David Marchetti
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J0617 — First Place
Hafsah A. Lakhany, Grade 7 portrait
To Remember, or Not to Remember, That Is the Question
Advisor: Ms. Tala Harake
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
Claryce N. Lazerson, Grade 8 portrait
Brain-Teasing, Memory-Implanting, Mind-Melding
Advisor: Ms. Kelly Lazerson
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0619 — Honorable Mention
Kelly L. Luo, Grade 8 portrait
Warped Words and the Stroop Effect
Advisor: Mr. Ken Cornell
School: Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills, Orange County
Alix P. Mahon, Grade 6 portrait
How Do We Process Scrambled Words As We Read?
Advisor: Ms. Julia Maynard
School: Crestmoor Elementary School, San Bruno, San Mateo County
J0621 — Third Place
Alexandra Maloof, Grade 8 portrait
Are Ketone Bodies the Cure for Alzheimer's Disease?
Advisor: Mrs. Lorena Maloof
School: St. Mary's Catholic School, El Centro, Imperial County
Patrick J. Manghera, Grade 6 portrait
Does Number Sense Develop with Age?
Advisor: Mrs. Kandis Rodriguez
School: Gettysburg Elementary School, Clovis, Fresno County
J0623 — Second Place
Varsha Manjunath, IV, Grade 8 portrait
Detecting Image Forgeries
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Adam A. McDonald, Grade 7 portrait
What Is the Effect of Sugar on Memory?
Advisor: Mrs. Taylor Gretchen
School: Our Lady of Grace School, El Cajon, San Diego County
Safa S. Moinuddin, Grade 8 portrait
Oh Say Can You See: Inattentional Blindness in Traffic Situations
Advisor: Ms. Tala Harake
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
Sarah E. Mullen, Grade 8 portrait
Do You Comprehend?
Advisor: Mr. Harry Post
School: Dartmouth Middle School, Hemet, Riverside County
Katy S. O'Brien, Grade 6 portrait
Font Frenzy
Advisor: Ms. Bettina Pierce
School: Woodbury Elementary, Irvine, Orange County
Sasha B. Pines, Grade 8 portrait
Is Stroop Effect Stronger on Right or Left Brained Students?
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Rines
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
J0629 — Honorable Mention
Paul A. Robaia, Grade 8 portrait
Do Visuals Impact Memory? Reveal vs. Conceal
Advisor: Mrs. Kellie Marcarelli
School: Pershing (John J.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Sara K. Simpson, Grade 8 portrait
Musicians' Perceptions of a "Rhythmic" Variation on the McGurk Effect
Advisor: Mrs. Elizabeth Hunter-Drake
School: Lewis (Harvey L.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Tyler J. Stephens, Grade 7 portrait
The Effects of Classical and Rock Music on Memory
Advisor: Ms. Debbie Culley
School: Santa Fe Christian Community School, Solana Beach, San Diego County
Christopher R. Swenson, Grade 8 portrait
Matching Pitches: How Close Can You Come?
Advisor: Mr. Paul Mazzei
School: Kirby (Georgiana Bruce) Preparatory High Sch, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Kathryn S. Tovar, Grade 8 portrait
Advertising Effect of Color
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County

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