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Upcoming RLC Schedule

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 

3MT AND RLC RESEARCH POSTER FORUM

Join us on Saturday, June 1 for not one, but TWO exciting research events hosted by the Research and Learning Center!

DFW Regional 3 Minute Thesis Competition
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Reception to Follow

An 80,000-word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit…3 minutes.

Join university graduate students as they share the future directions of science! Each contestant will have only three minutes to clearly convey his/her research. Come cast your vote for the best science communicator!

Admission to the 3 Minute Thesis Competition and following reception are complimentary,  but registration is required. 

RLC Research Poster Forum
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Meet the RLC’s 2015 – 2019 researchers, and learn about their findings!

Admission to the RLC Research Poster Forum is complimentary. Registration is not required. 

 

 

JUNE 8, 15, 22

How does vision affect our perception?

Research suggests that you can perform better either with large targets as you are more confident or with small targets as you are more focused. However, past studies were limited to using a small number of targets. Our goal is to determine how accurately people throw on a wide range of target sizes. 

In this study, participants will try to hit targets of various sizes as they throw a ball 3 times towards each of the different targets. Our previous studies with adults showed equal results: half of those who participated performed better as targets got smaller, while the other half performed better as targets got larger. We hypothesize that the young population will demonstrate a better performance with increased target size, as confidence will play a greater role than attentiveness. The results of the study will help us better understand what psychological state affects performance and what target size may be best for improving performance during practice.

This study is a collaboration between Dr. Joe Shim (joe_shim@baylor.edu), Baylor University and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.