Reverse the Field
2011 VIRTUAL SCIENCE FAIR ENTRY
Difficulty of the Project
There was no foreseen harm so I did not account for any safety issues.
Time Taken to Complete the Project
The purpose of this experiment is to assess the speed at which the human mind can adjust to differentiated patterns and pattern recognition. The rate at which the nervous system relays messages should vary because of the differing amount of time it will take the brain to recognize the pattern and send impulses to the body and back to the brain to produce the desired response.
Materials and Equipment
- 1 computer with internet access (at least)
- Test subjects
- Pencil and paper to record data
- Subscription to www.explorerlearning.com
The brain interprets impulses from the nervous system that carry a message opposite to an action. The brain must adjust to the impulse to correct initial actions to compensate and produce the desired outcome. When an individual works on a computer, he or she expects the computer mouse and cursor to move in the same direction. For example, if you move the mouse to the left, the cursor on the screen should also move to the left. When the cursor does not move as expected, a person's mind must adjust. This adjustment will vary on an individual basis and younger individuals will have an easier time adjusting because the habit isn't instilled as much as older people. As with anything, your body has organs specifically designed to help you perform this task quickly and effectively. This mental adjustment usually varies on an individual basis because individuals' minds adjust at different rates.
Organs aiding in visual perception consist of the brain, nervous system and eyes. Use of a computer involves hand eye coordination, another important part of perception. The brain is a very complex organ which has many tasks that include receiving and understanding information. The brain's functions are crucial for our survival. However, the brain is almost useless without the nervous system. Our minds allow us to process anything we want in order for us to grasp a concept. We learn and therefore process ideas at different rates.