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Please help me ASAP!!!

Postby ssyu » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:06 pm

Hi, I'm up to my report now and i need some fun facts. i couldnt find any online. my topic is on visual search, with the targets and distractors. so can someone please give me some fun facts? thanks!
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Re: Please help me ASAP!!!

Postby theborg » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:01 pm

ssyu,

Welcome to Science Buddies. I'm guessing by fun facts, you are interested in interesting anecdotal facts and/or studies corresponding to, or at least, related to your field of study. Hope this fits with what you're looking for...

20 Dec 2012, a new study was published that suggests Hunting Dragonflies show "selective attention" capabilities (i.e. tracking a single target among many distractions) previously observed only in primates. Here is a link to an article discussing it.

http://www.livescience.com/25849-dragon ... cells.html
I hope this helps.

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Re: Please help me ASAP!!!

Postby ssyu » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:37 pm

Thank you! And sorry to bother you, but I have another problem. There are many theories as to how our brain works to find the target with the distractors. I searched for the theories online, but the websites i went to are too hard for me to understand. so can you explain the theories to me in simpler terms? thank you!
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Project Question: The topic i'm doing is will changing the amount of distractors affect someone from finding the target during a visual search? I downloaded the software that can help me run the tests and i have the results of all the tests.
Project Due Date: Jan 2nd, 2013
Project Status: I am conducting my research


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