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Luisana, Crystal, Eri


The fact that each hemisphere of the brain corresponds to the opposite side of the body has lead our group to believe that there will be a deay in reaction time depending on the position of the body that is being stimulated and the side of the body that is reacting to it. The reponse time should be longer when the side of the body that is being stimulated, hit with the hammer, is also the side of the body that is the reaction to it, the hand that presses the button.


We found that the whole theory of the alternative hemisphere that we initially predicted was partially correct. When we stimulated the left leg and had the right arm react to it it did so much more quickly than if this occured on the same side of the body. We only had some information that supported this idea but if this experiment were repeated with more trials, the outcome would be more accurate and render a more conclusive result.



T1 T2 T3 ND MD RT  
11.597 11.913 11.991 0.316 0.078 0.394 Right arm (s) Right
6.518 6.789 6.853 0.271 0.074 0.374 Left arm (s) Left
4.631 4.789 4.852 0.158 0.073 0.231 Left leg (s) Left
4.791 5.006 5.058 0.215 0.052 0.267 Right leg (s) Left
20.631 20.781 20.839 0.15 0.058 0.208 Right arm (s) Left Arm
4.085 4.322 4.367 0.237 0.045 0.282 Left arm (s) Right Arm
11.804 11.993 12.042 0.189 0.049 0.238 Left leg (s) Right Arm
5.683 5.843 5.912 0.16 0.069 0.229 Right arm Spinal Cord 
8.676 9.068 9.108 0.392 0.04 0.432 Left arm Spinal Cord


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