[Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

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[Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Doriana » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:15 am

At our lab, we run studies with both adult and child participants. While working with children comes with its own downsides - short attention span, not understanding instructions, overprotective parents -, there is one minor annoyance that sometimes occurs with adult participants, but never with children. What is it?
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby GalFisk » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:40 pm

Age of children relevant? Is the annoyance related to anything they do outside the lab? WAG: do the children never use legal or illegal drugs?
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Doriana » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:42 pm

Age of children relevant? Noish. They're usually infants or toddlers Is the annoyance related to anything they do outside the lab? No WAG: do the children never use legal or illegal drugs? I hope they don't :lol: But that's not it.
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby GalFisk » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:46 pm

Testing equipment relevant? Following instructions? Making false assumptions? Getting ahead of oneself? Relevant what kinds of tests you do?
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Doriana » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:47 pm

Testing equipment relevant? Yes Following instructions? Making false assumptions? Getting ahead of oneself? Relevant what kinds of tests you do? The method and equipment are relevant, but the content is not
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby GalFisk » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:49 pm

Equipment: needles? Electrodes? Lights? Cameras? Something placed on the body? Inside the body? Scales? Are adults relevantly embarrassed about something?
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Doriana » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:52 pm

Equipment: needles? Electrodes? No to these Lights? Noish Cameras? Yope Something placed on the body? Inside the body? Scales? Are adults relevantly embarrassed about something? No to rest
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby GalFisk » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:59 pm

Yopecameras: light detectors? Movement detectors? Ultrasound? Thermal imagers? Fingerprint scanners? Iris scanners? MRI machines? X-ray machines? Is being easily distracted relevant?
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Doriana » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:17 pm

Yopecameras: light detectors? Movement detectors? Ultrasound? Thermal imagers? Fingerprint scanners? Iris scanners? MRI machines? X-ray machines? That's an impressive list of yopecameras, but it's a no to all. HINT: The device does detect something, but it's either movement nor light. Is being easily distracted relevant? No
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby GalFisk » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:18 pm

Does it detect sound? Radio waves? Electrical activity? Skin conductance? Radiation? Heat? Moisture? Does it produce an image?
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:37 pm

Is it one of those EEG caps that debuted in Winter Wonderland?
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Doriana » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:07 pm

Does it detect sound? Radio waves? Electrical activity? Skin conductance? Radiation? Heat? Moisture? No to these Does it produce an image? Yes (if I understand you correctly), it shows an image to the participant and then detects something.

Is it one of those EEG caps that debuted in Winter Wonderland? No, but thanks for keeping track of my puzzles and the objects featured in them :D
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby GalFisk » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:25 pm

Does it detect something the participant does? A button press? Is it a computer? Does the participant respond to the image? Is a vision test relevant?
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Doriana » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:28 pm

Does it detect something the participant does? Yes for svv of "does" A button press? No Is it a computer? It's attached to a computer, but the relevant thing is not the computer itself Does the participant respond to the image? No, they only look at the image Is a vision test relevant? No
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:49 pm

Is it related to brain scanning? Is it tracking eye movements? Are they reading? Are they speaking?
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Doriana » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:51 pm

Is it related to brain scanning? Is it tracking eye movements? This! We track participants' eye movements as they look at pictures/videos - that's all you need to know Are they reading? Are they speaking? No to these
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Westing1992 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:57 pm

Are children less likely to wear glasses/contacts?
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Doriana » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:31 pm

Are children less likely to wear glasses/contacts? They are, but irrel
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:42 pm

Is there a relevant physical difference between adults and children? Something that adults might have with them?

Or do adults tend to do something during the test that kids wouldn't do?
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Doriana » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:40 pm

Is there a relevant physical difference between adults and children? No Something that adults might have with them? Yes, but I wouldn't say "with them"...

Or do adults tend to do something during the test that kids wouldn't do? No
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby biograd » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:15 pm

Is makeup/cosmetics relevant? If so, does the color of the cosmetic product around the eyes confuse the image processing algorithms that are supposed to detect the position of the eye itself?
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Re: [Doriana] Yet another work-related puzzle

Postby Doriana » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:42 pm

Is makeup/cosmetics relevant? If so, does the color of the cosmetic product around the eyes confuse the image processing algorithms that are supposed to detect the position of the eye itself? YES

********SPOILER********

At our lab, we do eyetracking experiments with both adults and children. The eyetracker detects the darkest part of the eye, which is usually the pupil. However, dark makeup such as mascara might confuse the eyetracker, causing it to not detect the eye correctly. This sometimes happens when we test adults, but it's one of the few things we don't have to worry about when we test kids.


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