User talk:Nak61/Benchmark I: Introduction

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Student Comments

  • Typo: "The effectiveness of a visual search is explained by the reaction time (RT), or the time it takes to locate the target objec" -- should have a t on the end of "object".
  • Typo: "The hypothesis that we are going to test is that reaction time will increase with the number of peripheral oscillators in the system and will also increase with decreased difference in the saliency from the distractors to the target. . "--Has a double period
  • I think your topic is very interesting, and it would be useful to have a bit more explanation at certain points to clarify the terms you introduce to the reader. For example, when talking about the set-size effect, is there any sort of information on why this effect might be observed? Even if not, it would be good to put some sort of indication in that sentence that the effect is interesting because it is sort of the opposite of what we would expect-- if the object being searched for looks more different from the distractors, reaction time decreases with set-size, while if the object is more similar to the distractors, reaction time increases with set-size. Additionally, what are peripheral oscillators?

--Alex Faidiga (talk) 07:39, 4 April 2017 (EDT)

This was a well-written introduction and it was hard to find any other typos that weren't already discussed. However, I didn't understand what a peripheral oscillator was so you could try to talk more about this type of oscillator.

I also didn't quite understand what a set-size phenomenon was. So clarification on the phenomenon and peripheral oscillator for someone who has never heard of either would be very helpful. I think these terms should be explained more in the introduction.--Robert Herd (talk) 09:47, 4 April 2017 (EDT)

Instructor Comments

  • Benchmark submitted on time?
    • Yes
  • Rubric submitted on time?
    • Yes
  • Significance of problem?
    • Yes
  • Statement of hypothesis?
    • Yes, but terms need to be defined more clearly
  • List of references?
    • Yes
  • Properly formatted references?
    • Yes

On the whole, this is a very good to excellent first draft. Your overall background is good, but you need to be more careful to introduce some of the components and assumptions of your model. What are peripheral oscillators? How are they related to the central oscillator? What is the relationship of the model to other models in the field? If you address these questions, you will create an excellent introduction.

--Hillel Chiel (talk) 12:34, 30 March 2017 (EDT)