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Can Peppermint Improve reaction times

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Tyler Petty

on 2 October 2014

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Transcript of Can Peppermint Improve reaction times

Data Analysis
As you can see from the graphs there is little change in reaction times except for subject 8
Conclusion
The experimenters wanted to know if peppermint candies would affect subject’s reaction times. Our hypothesis was that if subjects were fed peppermint candies then their reaction time would improve. It appears that the hypothesis was incorrect. Though some reaction times went down, a significant portion did not. On top of that, some of the reaction time increase could also be explained through having taken the test before. Therefore, it is unlikely that peppermint improves reaction speed. If forced to repeat the experiment one of the changes made would be more test subjects, more tests, and more time in between tests. If peppermint candies truly improved reaction times they could be used to enhance athletic performances and other reaction based activities.

Fun Facts
Hypothesis
For this experiment the experimenters wanted to know if reaction time could be affected by peppermint. Our hypothesis was that if subjects were fed peppermint candies then their reaction time would be improved.
Procedure
To test our hypothesis the experimenters found 11 test subjects. First, they would each take a test measuring their reactions times. Next, they all recorded their results. The subjects then ate peppermint candies. After that, the subjects took the
test again. Finally, they recorded their newer results as well.
Testable Question
Can eating a peppermint reduce the time it takes for a person to react?
Can Peppermint Improve reaction times?
With its fresh scent hard to miss, mint was no doubt one of the earliest herbs discovered. It has been found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 1000 BC
Peppermint is one of the oldest and best tasting home remedies for indigestion. Today mint is still used to alleviate flatulence and aid the digestion
The early Romans believed eating mint would increase intelligence
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