This morning we had another class with Adam on c++ skills. we worked on some loop, conditionals and general structure. We touched a little on recursion and wrote a simple fib function. After our class my stress group and I worked out some of the kinks in our research question paragraph. In the afternoon we are going to be doing some more coding. I am working on getting used to visual studio. I have never used this program before, but i really like it. Yesterday we went to a Ada Hayden park and did some unsuccessful geocaching. The walk was still very nice despite not finding any caches. Grill master Andrew made some amazing burgers and we had a picnic when we were done. My new bike is still great and making the commutes to and from work much more pleasant. I have been doing a lot of psychology reading about stress and its effects on the body and mind. I have found that it is much harder to define stress in a biological sense and even harder to reliably replicate a stress response in subjects. I have also learned that there is a strong correlation between empathy and stress. People that have a low stress response have more difficulty emotionally connecting with others. This can have a very real and lasting effect on people lives. This stress response can be different depending on the person and their history. Our research can be used in future experiments to expand our understanding of stress and its effects on humans.