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Bird's Eye

by Shayryl Mae Ramos (Submitted: 01/25/2012)

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WHAT IS IT?

This model is based on Eagle's eye game by Lumosity. The object of the game is to recall the number flashed at the center of the screen and to point exact destination of the mother bird, which is indicated in red dot.

Both the number and bird's destination will be shown for a few seconds, so you have to focus on the screen when playing this game. The score is based on your performance, it may increase or decrease in the duration of the game.

HOW IT WORKS

Score is calculated as POINTS - PENALTY.

By typing in a wrong number, you will get 10 for penalty. If on the next try you will provide a wrong number, another penalty value will be added, and in this case, you will get 20 for penalty. So, make sure will you will not commit two consecutive mistakes.

Depending on the distance between the bird's destination and your answer, points may be higher or lower. If you get the right spot, you will receive 100 points, if it's too far you can get 1 point or even 0.

HOW TO USE IT

Buttons:

SETUP starts the game by creating a new forest view. Aside from birds breed, you will see trees, plants, and flowers. You should be ready at this time, the first attempt will be shown immediately.

GO allows you select the coordinates from the screen. This button should be pressed right after setup button in order to locate the bird's position through mouse click.

THINGS TO NOTICE

When the plot shows steep lines, this indicates that you have a problem recalling information.

THINGS TO TRY

Try to focus at the center of the screen first then trace the location of the bird.
You can use other objects in the screen as landmark in remembering the bird's destination.

EXTENDING THE MODEL

Currently, it allows one bird only, you can put other elements to expand this game. Another type of birds may be added to destruct player's attention. By choosing a spot occupied by other birds, you can increase player's penalty value thereby lowering his score. You may also add a timer if you wish to have a time limit for each attempt or for the game's duration.

NETLOGO FEATURES

This model uses the distancexy command to calculate the distance between the bird's location and the player's answer.

CREDITS AND REFERENCES

This model was created by Shayryl Mae Ramos. For concerns (errors, updated versions), email at shayrylmae@gmail.com.

To refer to this model in publications, please use:

-Ramos, S. (2012). NetLogo Bird's Eye. http://netlogoabm.blogspot.com/2012/01/birds-eye-model.html#!/2012/01/birds-eye-model.html. Media Labs, Sunchon National University, South Korea.

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