iloveu
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Minty Memory

Postby iloveu » Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:23 pm

Hey all,
I have to do a science project, and I was wondering if mint (tic-tacs) affect your memory skills. Please help...it would be greatly appreciated! 143,
iloveu

davidkallman2
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Re: Minty Memory

Postby davidkallman2 » Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:34 am

Hi iloveu,

On the face of it this appears to be farely easy to test, give some memory test to people who have taken Tic Tacs and some who haven't.

The problem is false positives. In other words, people who take Tic Tacs would know that they're taking them, and it would affect their performance! One would need a synthetic compund that would fool someone into thinking that it was a Tic Tac, without it being a Tic Tac. Hope this makes sense.

So, in practice, something like minty is hard to test.

Any comments from anyone?
Cheers!

Dave
Science Buddies Mentor


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