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Deciphering Ability Running Head: Deciphering Ability The Effects on the Context of Deciphering Healthy or Sick Patterns Jason Zerden Samantha Zid Catherine Shuster Sarah Collins Miami University (Ohio) Author Note Jason Zerden, Department of Psychology, Miami University Samantha Zid, Department of Psychology, Miami University Catherine Shuster, Department of Psychology, Miami University Sarah Collins, Department of Psychology, Miami University This research was supported by L. James Smart, Jr. Thanks to: Department of Psychology, Miami University Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to L. James Smart, Department of Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. E-mail: [email protected] 1
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Deciphering Ability Abstract The problem of this study was to find a more efficient and standardized way for understanding and categorizing a set of data. The data we were analyzing was very hard to understand mathematically/ statistically. Since the human eye is keen to detail and in recognizing similarities in patterns, our test was done with humans categorizing this mixed data. It is important to understand this mixed data and others like it, because this research allows us to gain further knowledge of human perception and human correlation. In past studies: such as the study known as “Multidimensional Scaling of Sorting Data” by Yoshio Takane. Yoshio performed his experiment by which the subjects were asked to sort a set of stimuli into as many sorting clusters as they wish. The goal was that the stimuli in certain clusters would be similar to others that are placed into other similar clusters. The difference between our studies was that in our study, we incorporated the aspect of specific levels of categories by having them range from 1-10. In our study 1 represented most healthy participants, and 10 represented the least healthy participants. We found that most people were able to differentiate fairly easily whether someone appeared sick or not. Though there were varied responses, a general consensus shows that there people were able to distinguish between health and sickness. Perceptual Realization for Categorization 2
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Deciphering Ability There have been several studies over the past decade in relation to postural motion and how this can predict motion sickness in participants. (Otten & Smart, 2009). If we show that participants were able to identify which subjects appeared unhealthy and
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PSY 293 taught by Professor Dr.hall during the Summer '09 term at Miami University.

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