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Submitted by mpetracchi on Mon, 09/30/2019 - 10:56

I woke up at 9 AM on Saturday to get ready for lab at 10 AM. I went to the bathroom, brushed my teeth, and returned to my room. Here, I got changed and got my things ready to leave. These included a water bottle, my wallet, keys, and my phone. In the kitchen, I filled my water bottle up and grabbed a few snacks so I didn't need to go to a dining hall for breakfast. I left my apartment and locked my door. We've never had an issue where we live, however, better be safe than sorry. I unlocked by my car, prayed, and started the car. Over the summer I had 2 times where my car did not start due to a faulty alternator. This left me often doubtful my car will start. I drove for 5 minutes to get to campus and parked near Tobin hall. I walked into the building and went to the lab to set up. 30 minutes passed before the participant showed up in the parking lot. I was there to greet and lead them to the proper room. The lab runs children aged 6-10 years old through a series of pictures and records their brain responses to those images via EEG caps. These caps have 64 nodes on them all over a cap which record the brain waves radiating from the participants head. An hour into the study, the participant viewed and responded to all the images. We rewarded that participant with a prize and the parent with a $20 compensation for their help. Clean up lasted another 30 minutes, after which I left the lab and went to a dining hall around 12:30 PM.