April 25th, 2004

help my niece--it's fun!

Please help my niece Fiona (she's the one on the left)! It'll only take you a few minutes.

Fiona had nearly finished her science fair project, due April 28th, when her partner dumped her and took all their work and results with her. So she came up with a new project on short-term memory. As part of her project, she needs a bunch of people to take some online memory tests and send her the results.

Here are the test sites:

1. http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/puzmatch.gif
2. http://faculty02.u.washington.edu/chudler/puzmatch.html
3. http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/headsup/quiz/index.asp

Sites 2 and 3 are self-explanatory. For site 1, look at the picture for 30 seconds, then close the window and write down as many items as you can remember. Then go back to the picture and see how many you got.

You can post your results in a comment here, and I'll forward them to Fiona. For each test, list the number of items you successfully remembered. Please add your name, city/state of residence, and age.