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Unformatted text preview: from the correct floor. A closed window would also prevent the sound from carrying, since most buildings tend to be well insulated. Since the whole operation depends upon a steady flow of electricity, a break in the middle of the wire would also cause problems. Of course, the fellow could shout, but the human voice is not loud enough to carry that far. An additional problem is that a string could break on the instrument. Then there could be no accompaniment to the message. It is clear that the best situation would involve less distance. Then there would be fewer potential problems. With face to face contact, the least number of things could go wrong. Balloons Balloons If the balloons popped the sound wouldn't be able to carry since everything would be too far away from the correct floor. A closed window would also prevent the sound from carrying, since most buildings tend to be well insulated. Since the whole operation depends upon a steady flow of electricity, a break in the middle of the wire would also cause problems. Of course, the fellow could shout, but the human voice is not loud enough to carry that far. An additional problem is that a string could break on the instrument. Then there could be no accompaniment to the message. It is clear that the best situation would involve less distance. Then there would be fewer potential problems. With face to face contact, the least number of things could go wrong. Balloon Story Balloon Results of Balloon Study Results v v 14 ideas total Five Conditions: – – – – – v Text alone, once Text Text alone, twice Text Suitable illustration after text Suitable Partial illustration before text Partial Suitable illustration before text Suitable 3.60 3.80 3.60 3.60 4.00 4.00 8.00 Only the coherent illustration helped, and only when it Only was presented before the text. was War of the Ghosts War v British Students read Native American myth v Subsequently tried to recall v Memory distorted to fit own knowledge – Neglect information that doesn’t fit (ghosts) – Distort facts to fit (canoe/boat, seals/fish) x 'Something black came from his mouth' tended to become 'he frothed at the mouth', 'he vomited'...
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