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blah [Feb. 15th, 2007|09:31 pm]
1. What is change blindness? Describe the stimulus and the procedure used to measure it. How is attention involved?
Change blindness is when the viewer is blinded to a change in a picture or a photograph because of a blank screen inserted between them. It could be a major or a minor change but it is still difficult to catch on to either way because to the viewer, everything is changing because of the blank screen. Attention is involved because it takes a lot of attention, even though it is serial processing, to find the change in the two pictures.
2. Describe the dichotic listening task and the shadowing task.
A dichotic listening task is where a listener has someone speaking into both ears and he or she is told to listen to only one of the messages. The person is able to remember the message that they were told to attend to but not the message that they ignored. The shadowing task is very similar except for that in the shadowing task the listener is asked to recite the message that they had been listening to back to them. The listener usually has trouble with this but can still remember the message.
3. Discuss the evidence regarding detection of unattended information during selective auditory attention tasks. What DO we detect? What DON'T we detect?
Unattended information can usually not be remembered. During auditory tasks it does not matter if the message has a different meaning or is in a different language. The only thing we do seem to detect in unattended information is whether there is a strong physical difference. Like the tone of the voice, if it is high pitched or loud.
4. What things influence our ability to divide our attention? Describe what makes it easier and harder to divide attention.
It is difficult to divide our attention if the things we are doing share a stimulus or a response. It is difficult to do them simultaneously because the tasks are so similar. It is much easier to divide our attention if we have practice in the tasks that we are completing because when a task is practiced, it takes much less attention to perform it, allowing us to direct our attention towards other tasks and further divide our attention.
5. What is the Stroop Effect? What does it tell us about reading?
The Stroop Effect is where it is difficult to recite the color of the text of words that actually mean different colors. If the word red is written in green it is easier to say red than green when one sees it. This tells us that reading has become automatic. We do not look at words without our brains automatically reading them.
6. Understand the experiments, results, and implications regarding the use of cell phones during driving.
The first experiment was done by Strayer and Johnston in 2001 and involved the tracking of a moving target. Sometimes the participants were asked to track while using a cell phone or a hands free phone. The amount of errors were recorded. The same thing was done using a driving simulator in 2003. It was found that the using of either kind of phone distracts the driver the same and increases the chances of an accident.
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Cleaning my room? [Jan. 2nd, 2007|05:29 pm]
Your Life is 30% Perfect

So your life isn't exactly perfect, but it's not horrible either.
Things are fairly bad at times... at least they're not likely to get much worse!
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There's some words I never told you... [Oct. 30th, 2006|08:12 pm]
[Current Mood |contemplativereflective/nostalgic]
[Current Music |Vanessa carlton]

There's some words I never told you...
"...If you could see what's come over me then you would know."

I never knew how hard it would be until I was underneath it all. Still drownding in it. Because you can't always skim over everything. Once you're weighted you're weighted. You can't skim over everything and a domino collapses your life because there was a breeze this morning. You didn't even feel it coming. You're not as strong as you thought. I didn't feel it coming. I;m a pronoun switcher. Oh well. I't seasier to see it from the outside. I mean it's not that bad. If the sand keeps running. An object in motion tends to stay in motion. But an object that stops to reflect.. cries on the way to stats. I didn't even notice it at first. I didn't until i went to pull a strand of hair from my face. My eyes were wet while I was walking past Hawkins pond. It's only because I saw the mountains. Maybe I won't see them anymore when the snow comes. Or Maybe it's just something I'll have to learn tot skim over. When the wind gets stronger in the winter I have to as well. I hate to adapt. It's just all of those things I never said. Didn't know how to say. Still don't. Maybe I'm not supposed to be like this. I'm not an insect depending on the colony. I'm an animal like a spider I shouold stay in the center surrounded by my own web. But no I'm not a spider and I did not make this web myself. And maybe that's all I'm trying to say. I didn't make this web myself. I never would have even started. And I'll never finish.

I have to go to stats homework. math is logic. I hate it. Maybe I'm better off. What do they know. they're all only human. In 200 years when all of us are wrong. Will it matter who took stats?

Maybe it's the weather. Life in winter, there's something about it that's bittersweet to me like a memory. am I alone?

I must go stats calls me. :p

C'est la vie <3
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(no subject) [Aug. 29th, 2006|11:23 pm]
So tired. I'm really not myself. I'm numb and tired.
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On the verge of day two. [Aug. 28th, 2006|11:40 pm]
I took too many classes. it's going to cathc up with me and eat me. My roommate is awesome but I really want high school back. A lot. I miss everyone so much. I need to get ready for class tomorrow though and then go to bed.

the end. I wish I had time :p
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All better. [Aug. 9th, 2006|12:37 pm]
[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]

Well the cell phone is a wonderful invention and so is courage and I don't know hwere it comes from sometimes but it makes things all better.

Now if I could only stand up to my mother... :p
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Beauty in the Breakdown [Jul. 29th, 2006|12:21 am]
[Current Mood |crushedumm figure it out :p]
[Current Music |um the song on Val's myspace because I love it:)]

Well I don't see the beauty in this breakdown. Maybe someone else would. But from where I'm standing my best friend is leaving in 20 days. Leaving? What does that mean? Will she be back? Will se keep in touch? Will she forget everything but my name and change into someone I don't know. I dont know.

Then I will leave and so will a lot of my friends. And people say keep in touch but people say a lot of things. And what does keep in tough mean anyways? A Christmas card from a stranger? It's a nice gesture and that's all it is. And I will still send Christmas cards to strangers, knowing that it means nothing to them. It will mean something to me.

I'm sorry if I'm extremely melodramatic but I'm pretty sure that graduation was the worst thing that ever happened to me. If you can't empathize than you're a normal person. Go be happy and normal and stop reading about how miserable I am. You're reading this by choice remember. It's my perogative to feel like the world is over. You don't have to understand. I met a girl who could never understand. She went to a college where she wouldn't know anyone so that she could meet new people. Like the old ones were obsolete. She won't miss them. She collected people like a hobby and it made me sick. But that's her niche. She adjusts easily and finda a new group of friends and she'll take whatever life throws at her without looking back. My niche is to resist change and do whatever I can to stop it. Maybe that would make her sick, but the world needs both of us. The world needs accepters and resisters. For me, this might as well be the end of the world or worse. Worse because it's not going to end. The world has been ripped out of me but I still have to go on existing without it. And I won't feel this way in a year. I know it. I know it but I don't believe it. And this is where I prove Ackroyd wrong. It's a better example than the eye washing station. But maybe I'll just let him think he's right. And there is another example of how everything gets back to ackroyd. Wow. that is weird. Okay my battery is basically gone so. If you read it this far than I love you forever. And if you didn't I probably still do anyways :p Okay nightersss <3
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Find cofort in pain [Jul. 13th, 2006|01:43 pm]
[Current Mood |crankycranky]
[Current Music |Alkaline trio~Goodbye forever]

Guess who's back today??
The tree man. Holy crap do I have to take more pictures of him or what. He's just cutting whatever he wants down. WTF?

Ahh my mom will be home soon and I cleaned the garage but I didn't finish the laundry. And there goes a tree. He doesn't even know which ones he's supposed to cut.

My sister's having a fit today. I hate summer. I don't feel like writing much plus the laundry mght be done by now. I wrote a lot last night.

Oh wow, I despise the tree guy....
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This entry should be almost appropriate for audiences of all ages :P [Jul. 8th, 2006|08:31 pm]
[Current Mood |bouncynervous/excited]
[Current Music |Yellowcard ocean avenue..the whole CD]

Unlike almost every other entry that I've written thus far. Haha There are probably like 15/200 maybe not even.

OH well, life is not rated E for everyone. Perhaps it should be because life is all we get. Oh well.

I watched VH1 this morning :) "Those webcams should come with warnings. This product may cause your daughter to act like a wh**e when left by herself." ahahahahahaha

I had to star it out because I promised that this entry would be almost appropriate. I've already almost failed.

I went to Colin's grad party this morning. It was fun we played volleyball ultimate frisbee spanish war and some other stupid card game that didn't last long becaue it was so stupid. :p caitlyn didn't come. I probablt won't see her until.. um forever? That makes me sad. Although Caitlyn doesn't like me, I like her. Adam didn't come either. I probably won't see him either. And I probably won't see Rachel or Sara. Wow that's crazy. It hasn't really sunk in yet. I need it to sink in before I leave. i tried to remind myself that it was all real at Colin's party today. I couldn't imagine not seeing all those kids next fall. I wasn't good friends with most of the people there but they've still been a part of my life for like 13 years some of them. Colin was in my kindergarten class.

Then I went to Dave's party I just got home actually. Grace and Colin were there. My dad and Dave are like BFF or something. Tres awkward. i hung out with Grace and Colin the entire time because Dave played poker with thses older guys and I don't know how to play. The three of us had fun anyways. We found a frog. And Colin and I walked under water on funoodles and teased grace but she didn't eve notice :p They played this S & M type game with soda cans...I don't know. grace adopted some little kid in the pool. It was cute.

Yesterday was Lindsay's party which was mad fun. We played loaded questions. Mary was there. Mr. Williams is the gift that keeps on giving. And Mary is boycotting soda after playing kings cup with some harsh rules from Nick. i think I scared Ashley though because I jumped on her when she showed up. I missed her though. I haven't seen her since graduation. I guess I hadn't seen Mary since graduation either had I? Oh my gosh i don't remember. Weird. I missed Cody and Lindsay too. I jumped on them too. Ashlea came after orientation. Oh PJ was there and I hadn't seen her since the last time I went to Lindsay's house. Brandon came and I talked to him for a bit to convince him that I didn't hate him like he thought I did. I was just worried about his influence on someone awhile ago. Which is a totally different story that I don't have time to get into because I have to go pack. we're leaving for Plattsburgh at like 4 am. I'm excited and scared and all that.

Aw that was so not angry and I didn't swear or say anythign to get myself commited. Yay.
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'Cause i don't wanna let you down [Jul. 7th, 2006|08:54 am]
[Current Mood |coldbroken]
[Current Music |I SO hate consequences]

This post is what was auto saved from last night...the power went off.

Well the alcohal let me sleep for two whoe hours. I should have drank it all. It hurts my throat. I'm a wuss.

At least it was two dream free hours. maybe I only needed that sleep. If I try again I might fall into REM sleep.

I need more ginseng in my diet. umm Just so you know? It's a plant I'm pretty sure...I should grow it and eat it in salad and save some for my evening tea. Heh. I don't really have evening tea. I should however, have evening appointments with a shrink.




Heh. "N". Thanks a fuckload Williams. Not that it's his fault that I got an "N". It's his fault that I was in the class to get an N. I wanted to drop. I tried. At least I know what I'm capable of....or feel like being capable of. :p

my mom was so pissed about the IB scores because they don't really mean much I guess. Well I didn't know that until it was too late okaaaay? They lies to me too. This was not an evil plot to steal your money.

"I care about your future and not wating money." Mostly the latter. And I'm sure my futre mostly refers to my financial futre?

I'm not Okay i'm not OfuckingK. That innex was you you :p Because you got a LJ. But you can't read mine because it has adult content. Are you aware that you are an adult and college won't be censored?

I slept normally (almost) once this summer. I feel half way alive.
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