Running Participants (no where near done)

It’s been over a month since my last post and not much has changed. Oh, except that I’ve run about a third of my participants, begun cleaning and analyzing data, and set goals for where I want to take this project and even what I plan on doing next summer. Despite the fact that many other summer researchers are wrapping up their projects, I’m only getting started, so this blog post will be about what I did in July and I’ll add one more post right before the Summer Research Symposium to wrap it all up. Hopefully by the end of September I’ll have run all my participants and can finally stop being so vague about what I’m doing locked in the ISC all day!

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EEG: What’s Fun About Learning

If you’ve ever participated in an EEG study, you know it involves having a bizarre metal cap put on your head and then syringes filled with gel poking your scalp, covering it with a sticky mess. I feel bad for everyone who has ever participated in an EEG study and for everyone who will in the future (including my participants). Thankfully, EEG tells researchers all sorts of information about cognitive processing that they couldn’t know otherwise—information that lets us further understand how the brain works and how humans think.

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