Thursday, August 14, 2014

One day left.....

Ok.... So today is the last day to prepare for our presentations, and we are getting nervous! We seemed to have done well in today's dry run and do not have all that much to edit- just a few graphs and some punctuation. Wish us luck tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Our presentation is going to be fantastic! At least I hope it will be. Dr. Herbert stopped by and helped work on our excel graphs, as well as outline some of the things that we should say in order to get the most out of our 20ish minute time slot. Unfortunately, we discovered that there was a slight glitch in the program we were using, but no matter, its all better now and ready to roll.

As excited I am though, I most definitely CAN wait to present in front of a room full of people. Yikes....

Monday, August 11, 2014

Undergrad Symposium

Last Friday was a series of interesting lectures and talks- my favorite having to be the geneticist! I wondered around with Lindsey and attended quite a few... most of them I got completely lost in, however, the ones I did understand were outstanding. I want to congratulate all of the undergrads! You all did a great job.

Alex and I need some more volunteers, so if you are reading this and have not taken our test, come on down to the reading room!! Forewarning... its kinda long. Altogether this project is coming along well and we hope to obtain some more solid data for our presentations.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


We now have a working program to test for the attentional blink! Volunteers are needed, so come on down to the reading room!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Information + information = tired brain

For the past few days I have been focused on preparing our end of summer presentation. I have been dissecting papers on the different aspects we are looking into and making our power point gorgeous. It is really coming along! Now back to one of the nine papers I will read.....

Thursday, July 31, 2014


So we worked a little more on programming today, but since I have decided to stop complaining about python I will stop there...
We also went into a little more depth on our outline-- Dr. Herbert and I discussed how to plan out the slides better and divide them between me and Alex. With the feed back we now have we are making a lot of changes to the powerpoint! I think it will look better and be much easier to understand. Thats practically all that is happening today... Its a little slow.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Snooze Button

I was early today! I only hit the snooze button 2 times this morning, as apposed to my normal 7.

As for work, I am never going to become a programer. However, I have made progress with the help of a grad student, Megan. I now have it so that faces actually show up on the screen when I want them to. All thats left is to figure out how to have them picked randomly and present 6 on the screen at once.