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Where Did That Go? Ava, Cameron & Luke. Introduction We live in a world filled with colours, shapes and patterns - they are everywhere we look and part.

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1 Where Did That Go? Ava, Cameron & Luke

2 Introduction We live in a world filled with colours, shapes and patterns - they are everywhere we look and part of everything we do. For years, researchers have investigated if colour has an affect on the behaviour and also the memory of people, and whether different colours provoke different things. But one thing that interestingly has had little research conducted on is shape and pattern. Do different shapes and patterns have an impact on memory, not just colour? Is there a connection between colour and shape/pattern that affects memory, knowing what has been proven through the many colour experiments previously conducted?

3 Introduction (cont.) After evaluating some sources about similar experiments and using our prior knowledge about the experiment, we formed our hypothesis. We predict that the shape/pattern of the coloured squares will affect memory and recall. Subjects will find the simple shape much easier to remember.

4 Materials Coloured Paper o Blue o Yellow o Red o White

5 Method 1.Before the subject entered, nine coloured squares were organised in a five by five grid. This was then covered and the subject entered. This shape is a square the first time. 2.The subject was then shown the shape for 30 seconds before the covering was replaced. 3.The subject then attempts to replicate the shape which is then compared to the original.

6 Method (cont.) 4. The subject then takes the test again, but the shape is now organised in an irregular fashion. 5. On the next slide are the organisations that were used for this version of the test.

7 Regular Irregular Subject

8 Results Twelve subjects were used, and each subject was tested once with the regular shape and once with the irregular shape. It was found that if they didn't complete the first shape, then they generally couldn’t remember many of the squares in the second shape. It was also found that subjects generally did the same or worse in the second test.

9 Regular Pieces Missing/Misplaced Irregular Pieces Missing/Misplaced Results (cont.) Regular Pieces Missing/Misplaced Irregular Pieces Missing/Misplaced

10 Results (cont.) This data showed a Pearson number of 0.7, which implies that there may be a relation between the human Brain and order. The scatter plot with a trend line in the next slide shows this relationship. It also shows the outlier at 0,10 in which the subject performed out of line with the rest of our subjects showing that it could be possible to have a different outcome from this experiment.

11 Results (cont.)

12 Discussion When subjects were being tested, they were found to memorise it in two different ways, one was to break the shape down into base shapes, and memorise it that way and the other way was to memorise each square individually. Breaking the shape down into base shapes was found to be the more efficient method. Subjects were also often found to know when they were incorrect, but not know how to improve the shape.

13 Conclusion In conclusion, it was found that there is a strong relation between our ability to remember colours and order. Therefore, it can be predicted that humans are more capable at remembering things when we order them neatly instead of throwing them any where.


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