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I am aiming to see which senses affect you more in my chosen activity, your proprioception or visual sense. In my first activity I will be testing the affects of losing

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Introduction I have chosen to investigate about human senses and the affects if one of your senses is taken away. I am aiming to see which senses affect you more in my chosen activity, your proprioception or visual sense. In my first activity I will be testing the affects of losing the visual sense; in the second activity I will be testing the affects of losing your proprioception. I will then try each performer with both their visual and proprioception senses taken away. What are our senses? There are five common senses that are discussed and learned from an early age: sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. The I-function, the conscious part of the brain, is very aware of these senses. It voluntarily checks information obtained by these senses in order to experience the environment, and also when a strong enough stimuli has signaled attention to these specific receptors. There are other equally important sensory systems set up that are essential for normal body functioning. One overlooked sense, known as proprioception, is as important, if not more important as the other senses, for normal functioning. ...read more.

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In these goes, I will expect the performer to use their perception and decision making to interpret the information need to knock down all 5 tins cans with the tennis balls, for example how hard to throw the tennis ball, at what direction and angle and how far to move your arm across for the next tin can. Therefore, I will be expecting the performers to be knocking down 3 tin cans minimum on the second attempt. Memory will play an important role in both perceptual and decision-making processes. Memory can be split into three components: short term sensory stores, short term and long term memory. Each performer's long term memory will have motor programmers stored, in this case how to throw a ball at a short object as a result of us practising it many times. For that reason the performer will already know how to throw the ball, and will just need to use their short term memory to compare the information previously learned when throwing a ball to the information being received when doing the activity. However, the short term memory has limited capacity, both in terms of the quantity of information it can store and the length it can be stored for. ...read more.

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You can see that their score had got better from their first attempt to their second attempt. This is because the information they were receiving from their 1st attempt such as how hard to throw the ball etc was being stored in the short term memory and by the 2nd attempt they were able to remember the exact muscle movements for the ball to hit the can. Both my hypotheses were correct, the first test with visual sense eliminated showed that on the third attempt with the performers with the blindfold on only 2 tins cans knock over out of a possible 25, whereas on the third attempt with the proprioception senses taken away 7 tin cans were knocked over out of a possible 25. In my third 3rd test where the performer had both there visual and proprioception senses taken away no one managed to knock over a tin can. This is no surprise as they were unable to know if they were throwing accurately and unable to correct the throw. I can see from my results that your visual sense has a more substantial effect on your performance. ?? ?? ?? ?? Sam Nurding 12RAC Mr Keating Sam Nurding 12RAC Mr Keating ...read more.

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