22 - participants looked away, they were gently prodded...

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Sensation and Perception 2 Method Participants Two males and six females were used as participants in our experiment. They were all Wayne State University students enrolled in psychology 1010 section 013. The participants chose to be participants and were numbered off in groups. The average age was 18.9 years old. Materials The materials used in the experiment were a ruler and a caliper. The ruler was used to measure the distance between the two-point thresholds on the caliper. The caliper was used to touch the participants’ skin and test their sensitivity. Procedure A participant and a recorder were grouped together. In some cases an experimenter was also used, or the recorder acted as the experimenter. While the
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Unformatted text preview: participants looked away, they were gently prodded with the calipers for two seconds. The two-point thresholds of the distance between the calipers were measured with a ruler for spaces of 0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 3.0 and 5.0 centimeters. Each measurement was used five times to see how much space was needed to allow the participant to feel two points. Each of the eight participants was prodded thirty times on their forearms and thirty times on their finger. Participants were asked if they felt one or two points on their skin. Their responses were recorded....
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2010 for the course PSYCH 446 taught by Professor Slatcher during the Winter '10 term at Wayne State University.

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