[kde-edu]: [OT] Request for help - Psychology experiment

Andrea Mangiatordi (unimib) a.mangiatordi at campus.unimib.it
Tue Jul 1 00:26:26 CEST 2008

Hi everybody,

I just subscribed to this ML following a suggestion by an already 
subscribed friend, Flavio Castelli. I apologize for immediately asking 
for support...

I am an Italian PhD student and I am working with a researcher in the 
Education Faculty at the University of Milan-Bicocca. We want to repeat 
a Psychological experiment about the (positive) consequences that video 
games can have on spatial abilities of children.

The original experiment was focused on Marble Madness [1] and a home 
made program was used to measure the level of ability in predicting the 
effects of a particular movement.

What we need is a replacement/clone for this no-more-existing 
measurement program: it showed a ball, falling from the top of the 
screen and describing a parabola. The ball stopped in mid-air and the 
children had to say where it would fall. Then the ball restarted falling 
and the difference between the prediction and the exact point was 

If anyone could help us in this project, it would be really appreciated. 
  Please contact me with a private mail if interested, I can give you 
all the details.

Many thanks in advance,


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marble_Madness

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