Re: Peripheral Vision

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Date: Tue Mar 25 2003 - 10:00:54 PST

You should be interpreting the results from your project. "Your data are
data" is our motto. If you "know" the answer, it's not an experiment or a
science project, is it?

You ask some very good questions, most of which could be
answered by doing some library or web research. In science projects, just
as in real scientific research, we all need to do our own homework!

Deb Hunt
Snacktalk Moderator
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123-1099

On Fri, 14 Mar 2003 wrote:

> Hello, I am an 8th grade student, and I am doing a science project on
> peripheral vision. I found your site when I was doing research, and I found
> it to be very helpful. I was wondering if it would be possible to interview
> you about peripheral vision.
> My science project concerns how well people can remember things they
> have seen with peripheral vision. The questions I hope my project will answer
> are "Is it easier for the brain to focus on multiple colours or numbers at
> the same time?" and "Does gender affect one's ability to remember colours or
> numbers?" Could you please answer my interview questions?
> 1. Is it easiest for the brain to remember things that have been seen (as
> opposed to heard, smelled, etc.) ?
> 2. Do males or females generally have better memories?
> 3. Does gender affect ability to remember colors vs. shapes?
> 4. Would it be harder to remember things seen with peripheral vision than in
> the central foveal area?
> 5. Why is it that people tend to lose peripheral vision as they get older?
> 6. Can the rod cells sense any color at all?
> 7. Do diseases and disorders such as dyslexia and diabetes affect peripheral
> vision?
> Thank you so much for answering my questions! Your site has already
> provided a lot of great information for me. Also, could you please include
> your name so I can include it in the interview? Thank you!

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