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Project title The Odd-Ball Effect: How the unexpected affects our perception of timeScience project video
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The Odd Ball Effect describes phenomena where the duration of an unexpected observation, appears to be longer than if the observation was expected. Imagine a row of green blinking lights. You observe the lights and estimate that the lights appear and last for intervals of two seconds. While you are observing the lights, a single red light blinks unexpectedly. You will most likely estimate that the the red light displays for a longer duration than that of the green lights, even though the red light has the same duration as the green lights. In this science fair project, you will test the Odd Ball Effect on the participants viewing the slide show. 

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Pre-experiment *Set up a slide show consisting of 15-20 slides. Be sure that all slides depict a common theme. Examples of themes are: *Nature scenes *Wildlife *Pets *Birds *Babies *Cars *Food *Landscapes *Slides can be made through the use of digital cameras or accessing pictures from the internet. Additionally, you can use a scanner to digitize pictures from magazines. *Include one Odd Ball slide, a slide that does not fit the theme of other slides (Example: The theme of the slides is birds but the Odd Ball slide is of a fancy car). *Insert the Odd Ball slide toward .....
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