Title

A Study to Determine If Caffeine Has a Positive Effect on Recognition and Reaction

Author(s)

Andrew Kriter

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

In this experiment, the study if caffeine can affect recognition and reaction time was tested. The purpose of this experiment is to investigate recognition and reaction time with respect to the exposure of caffeine. 5 people volunteered to play 5 rounds of Tetris before drinking the Red Bull and 5 more rounds under the influence of Red Bull with 15 minutes of warm-up beforehand. All the stats of each Tetris game would be recorded, and each person was only compared to their before and after trials and they were not compared against anyone else. There was a gradual trend that the Red Bull helped a lot, but after the single factor ANOVA test, it is confirmed that the data had no statistically significant difference between the f-value and the f-crit. value. Therefore, the null hypothesis has failed to be refuted.

Location

Furman Hall 209

Start Date

3-28-2020 10:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 10:00 AM

A Study to Determine If Caffeine Has a Positive Effect on Recognition and Reaction

Furman Hall 209

In this experiment, the study if caffeine can affect recognition and reaction time was tested. The purpose of this experiment is to investigate recognition and reaction time with respect to the exposure of caffeine. 5 people volunteered to play 5 rounds of Tetris before drinking the Red Bull and 5 more rounds under the influence of Red Bull with 15 minutes of warm-up beforehand. All the stats of each Tetris game would be recorded, and each person was only compared to their before and after trials and they were not compared against anyone else. There was a gradual trend that the Red Bull helped a lot, but after the single factor ANOVA test, it is confirmed that the data had no statistically significant difference between the f-value and the f-crit. value. Therefore, the null hypothesis has failed to be refuted.