CSSF Project Listings: 2016
Cognitive Science

Junior Division

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Nadia Ansari, Grade 6 portrait
The Effect of Deep Breathing vs. Exercise on Stress Reduction and Test Performance
Advisor: Mr. Christopher Miko
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Kennedy J. Avery, Grade 8 portrait
Rachel E. Culver, Grade 8 portrait
Healthy Food or Candy? Which Improves Memory?
Advisor: Mr. Peter Chilpigian
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
J0703 — Honorable Mention
Kris Boris, Grade 8 portrait
Synesthesia and Creativity
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Elizabeth A. Carlos, Grade 8 portrait
Highlight Your Memory
Advisor: Mrs. Darcy Lawson
School: Notre Dame School, Chico, Butte County
Dante P. Cavaz, Grade 8 portrait
Tech Targeting: An Experiment Testing Whether Playing Combat Video Games Increases Real-life Shooting Accuracy
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Perkins
School: St. Francis Solano School, Sonoma, Sonoma County
Alexandra C. Christodoulou, Grade 7 portrait
Pharmacogenectics, Informatics, and Prescription Change
Advisor: Dr. Chris Christodoulou
School: Huntington Henry E. Middle School, San Marino, Los Angeles County
Sierra L. Courchesne, Grade 7 portrait
Studying with Music: Advantage or Not?
Advisor: Ms. Christine Baldwin
School: Grant K-8, San Diego, San Diego County
Oliver W. Crawford-Shelmadine, Grade 7 portrait
Eoin F. Cunningham, Grade 7 portrait
How Can You Improve Your Cognitive Performance? It Depends. Are You Male or Female?
Advisor: Dr. Jayne Hastedt
School: Tierra Linda Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Carly R. Fiskness, Grade 7 portrait
Impact of the Power of Suggestion on Recall
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0710 — Second Place
Adishree S. Ghatare, Grade 8 portrait
A Software Application as a Learning Platform for Increasing Memory Retention of Definitions of Words
Advisor: Mrs. Bonny Basu
School: Challenger School - Shawnee, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Ashwin M. Gupta, Grade 8 portrait
For Those About to Rock: A Study of Human Perception of Sound Quality
Advisor: Mrs. Soohee Lee
School: Orchard Hills Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J0712 — Fourth Place
Sergio M. Haro, Grade 7 portrait
Shaping Your Thoughts
Advisor: Ms. Elizabeth Espinoza
School: Cahuilla Desert Academy, Coachella, Riverside County
Kaila M. Hogan, Grade 8 portrait
Effects of Age on Reaction Time: Adolescents vs. Pre-Adolescents
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0714 — Honorable Mention
Jenna S. Houle, Grade 7 portrait
Techniques to Help Kids Improve Their Memory, Lower Their Anxiety, and Improve Their Attitude about School
Advisor: Ms. Janet Wu
School: Cabrillo (Juan) Middle School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Simran Khanna, Grade 7 portrait
Can You Enhance Your Hearing by Turning Off Your Vision?
Advisor: Mrs. Hadeel Payne
School: Carden School of Fresno, Fresno, Fresno County
Alexandria C. Kinney, Grade 8 portrait
Are You Too Old to Turn It Around and Flip Flop? A Study of Age and Ocular Agility
Advisor: Mrs. Salma Baig
School: Good Shepherd School, Pacifica, San Mateo County
J0717 — First Place
Rhea A. Kommerell, Grade 8 portrait
Focus: The Effect of Media Multitasking on Memory
Advisor: Mr. David Marchetti
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Ethan R. McMullen, Grade 7 portrait
The Effectiveness of Eyewitness Reports in a Crime Scenario
Advisor: Mr. Joe Rivas
School: Accelerated Achievement Academy, Hollister, San Benito County
Ana E. Mejia, Grade 7 portrait
Which Will You See First: Blue, Red, or Pink?
Advisor: Mrs. Andrea Davidson
School: Badger Springs Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County
Kate A. Oberlander, Grade 8 portrait
Synesthesia: Predominant Grapheme-Color Associations and the Effects of Age and Gender
Advisor: Mrs. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Angelica M. Osorio, Grade 7 portrait
Auditory Memory vs. Visual Memory
Advisor: Mr. Karlton Warren
School: Vista Heights Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County
J0722 — Honorable Mention
Hannah G. Phillips, Grade 8 portrait
Determining How a Person's Intuition Affects Their Ability to Thin-slice
Advisor: Dr. Jeneen Graham
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
Alison M. Poon, Grade 7 portrait
Color Me Forgetful: Does Color Affect Memory?
Advisor: Ms. Regan Rostain
School: Ollivier (Leon H.) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0724 — Third Place
Joshua L. Richland, Grade 8 portrait
Memories Under the Influence
Advisor: Mr. Eric Hartung
School: Pressman (Rabbi Jacob) Academy, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Kevin Salazar, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Emotion on Memory
Advisor: Mr. Paul Kerekes
School: Saint Joseph Academy, San Marcos, San Diego County
William D. Thornton, Grade 7 portrait
Did You See What You Heard? How Musical Tones Affect Visual Perception
Advisor: Ms. Xochi Batlle
School: San Francisco Expeditionary School, San Francisco, San Francisco County
Emily J. Valdez, Grade 7 portrait
Do Different Genres of Music Affect Cognitive Performance?
Advisor: Mr. Don Scott
School: Cain (E.V.) Middle School, Auburn, Placer County
Lindsay D. Yang, Grade 8 portrait
A Comparison of Online Learning and Traditional Lectures
Advisor: Mrs. Elizabeth Conrad
School: McPherson Magnet School, Orange, Orange County
Aleksey Yevmenkin, Grade 6 portrait
Processing Patterns: Does Age Make a Difference?
Advisor: Mrs. Bonita Hamilton
School: Bridges Charter School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Lily C. Amaturo, Grade 7 portrait
Abigael R. Forgue, Grade 7 portrait
The Teaching Style Files
Advisor: Mrs. Carrie Smith
School: The Healdsburg School, Healdsburg, Sonoma County

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