Thursday, July 8, 2010
July 8th, 2010
Today was the first day of boot camp. We started off with our morning meeting and then went directly to the room on the ground floor near the giant cube. Everyone introduced themselves and the interns were charged with the task of asking questions throughout the presentation. After the powerpoint started several student speakers went up and talked about different parts of the eye and other subjects of optical importance. I now realized why a presentation that would normally take one day was spanned over the course of two because Jeff and Andy would frequently disappear on tangents or get in an argument about what they agreed upon. Needless to say it was a wonderful break from boot camp for the rest of the audience to sit back and watch them duke it out. After boot camp and lunch with the rest of the interns we headed back and were sitting in on the explanation of an experiment involving change blindness and babies. Nate was tested on the eye tracking machine only to flunk out when he measured a 5.0 on the x and y axis's. The steps for setting up and manning the machinery were taught to us and then I was selected to run a geo test. It took quite a bit of time answering many questions to just as many pictures. After Jeff was called back I was informed it was to measure the change between Novice and Expert. This brought Octavia and me onto the subject of our final project in which we discussed until a bit after five.