I'm heading into my second project application for the INTEL science competition (being a sophomore starting fall) and I really want to research something different, interesting, and relevant. My last project, due to a major crunch on time, wasn't the most exciting thing in the world. This year I want to make sure that the project I choose is something out of the box and will stick in people's minds. Of course another must is that it will impress the judges enough for a recognition higher than honorable mention (which was basically nothing, last year, since everybody that didn't place got that). Being in behavioral and social sciences, I also want to be able to get down to the statistics as much as I possibly can with the time frame given. So far I've come up with several ideas, but nothing has really popped out at me. Things like subliminal messaging, hypnosis, and similar areas that go beyond the conscious mind I find to be interesting. Unfortunately, I don't really know how to translate most of that into a project. I've also noticed that not too many people have involved the concept of shadows into research projects, and by shadows I mean the literal noun as a dark space caused by the sun and something blocking it (not some strange slang or whatever...). I have some more ideas but I'll just keep my first message this general and see what happens. Know that any ideas you, being whoever, have would be really appreciated and that whatever project I do would be a variation of someone's idea suggestion if that is what I end up doing. Also, if you feel as though you have a really good idea that doesn't exactly follow the direction of subconscious thought that I lean towards feel free to suggest it because I am really unsure with where I am going with everything so far anyways.