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memory Vs Time

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Introduction

Planning

Aim: To determine whether a person’s memory focuses on the color of the words shown or the word which is written, whilst trying to match the color of the word in pairs and therefore taking more or less time compared to when matching words when the color is matching the word. Moreover to compare the time use of people who have English as their second language and native English speakers.

Hypothesis: I think that a person’s memory will get distracted while their memory focuses o the color of words shown and the word which is written. While trying to match the color in pairs. Compare to when matching words when the color is matching the word, the one with focus on 2 things at same time will take longer time than another. Furthermore, I think that native English speakers and non-native English speaker would have time differences, which the non- English speaker would take longer time than the English speaker, since the word that is written will first appear to their brain and might be translated into their own language, and then think about the color.  

Apparatus:

  • Cards with matching words and color x20
  • Cards with unmatching words and color  x20
  • Stop watch

Methods:

  1. Set up the first set of cards (matching colors and words)
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Middle

2

0:42

0:58

3

0:45

0:53

Arko

1

0:59

1:25

2

1:00

1:10

3

0:57

1:05

Medelein

1

0:52

0:54

2

0:47

0:52

3

0:45

0:56

Byoung Soek

1

0:54

1:29

2

0:56

1:20

3

0:50

1:22

Na Yoen

1

1:06

1:24

2

1:04

1:23

3

1:02

1:19

Average Time

Name

Matching colour and word (minute:second)

Unmatcing colour and word

(minute:second)

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Conclusion

Also I found out that there is one data that I think it is an outlier, which I think that Arko's time difference is too long compare to Madeleine, even they are both none English speaker but they speak good English just like their first language. And Arko's time difference is even longer than Na Yoen, who's still in ESL. I think that for the further experiments on a similar theme I would like to do the similar style, which also have the colour and word shown different, but rather than doing matching cards, i would like them to read out the lists of words I wrote and record the time. The words that will be written on the cards will be different from the colour shown, I would like to test the time difference between each grades in the school and teachers. This suggested experiment would be useful to know how fast your brain reacts to the word and the colour when they are different.

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