FURI | Fall 2020

Understanding the Impact of the Frequency of Distractions on Cognitive Ability

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It is critical to understand what frequency distractors may affect students’ cognitive abilities. The research focuses on understanding whether patterned or randomly-timed audio distractions have a more considerable impact on the students’ performance. Pre-existing data will be used to get a better understanding of the effect that audio stimuli have on the subjects’ cognitive abilities. To better understand the compiled data, machine learning prediction models will be used to identify patterns. The models will provide a better understanding of the impact of the auditory stimuli.

Student researcher

Gautam Sethi

Computer science

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2023