Speeds Effect on Reaction Time

Purpose: As situations increase with speed there is a noticiable effect on reaction time. This scenario presents the question, how would you define the effect of speed on reaction time. Scientific AmeriKen will probe into this question, in the hope of gaining insight. The laboratory of this experiment will be none other then the Nintendo Gameboy's Tetris.

Hypothesis: As the speed increases time to react decreases. It is therefore the hypothesis of this experiment that the effect that speed has is definable as blindness. Therefore it is hypothesized that the number of lines gather at the highest speed of play will be equivalent to the number of lines gather at a partially blinded slower speed of play.  

Equipment: Used in this experiment was the Nintendo Gameboy, with game Tetris, and pen and paper. 

Procedure: The first step in this experiment is to play the fastest speed the gameboy allows. This level was played an adequat amount of times to gather an average of the number of lines. The next step is to set it on a slower speed of play. During play, after a piece is set down, the experimentor must close their eyes and count off 1 second before playing the next piece. Again this procedure is repeated for an adequate amount of times to gather an average. Finally, play the same level, without closing eyes. Levels used for this experiment are (9 heart) and (0 heart). For more information about tetris, Click Here.

Level Played Average amount of lines
Level 9 Heart (19 equivalent) 28.25 lines
Level 0 Heart (10 equivalent) {blinded} 26.5 lines
Level 0 Heart (10 equivalent) {unblinded} 71.0 lines

Conclusion: For the most part, the hypothesis is proven true and higher speeds can be equated with blindness. This experiment can be extended to say that if a person drives at high speeds they are driving blind. It can also be equated that the lines just weren't there while playing level 0 blinded.

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