Lateral Eye Movement Experiment
The brain is composed of two halves that look similar, but as Paul Bakan proved in his studies those two halves of the human brain have different functions. This study was called brain lateralization. Bakan showed that people tend to have lateral right eye movements when they process information required in questions involving verbal content, and lateral left eye movements while processing information that relates to questions involving spatial content. Team Orange has reproduced Bakan’s studies and disagrees with Bakan’s hypothesis.
There were 20 participants tested in this experiment. Of the 20 participants 15 of the participants were female and 5 of the participants were male. The age range for the female participants is 25 – 54 and the age range for the male participants is 22 – 56. Each participant was given a informed consent to sign before being questioned. The participants were told that they were going to be asked 20 questions and to stay looking forward and to keep their eyes open. The questions all the participants were asked and the order they were asked in are as follows:
1. Make up a sentence that uses the verbs “is” and “were”.
2. Define the word “economics”.
3. What is meant by the proverb, “One today is worth two tomorrows”.
4. How many syllables are in the word “Mississippi”?
5. Spell the word “receipt”.
6. Define the word “travesty”.
7. What is the major difference between the meanings of the words “brain” and “mind”?
8. Give me a synonym for the word “lucid”.
9. Give me an antonym for the word “ridicule”.
10. In the alphabet, how many letters come between the letter “D” and the letter “J”?
11. On the face of a quarter, does the face of George Washington look to the right or the left?
12. Imagine a rectangle. Draw a line from the upper left-hand corner to the lower right-hand corner. What two figures do you see?
13. At home, is your bed parallel or perpendicular to the street that runs in...