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  • Effects of Exercise-Induced Changes in Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Oxygen Saturation on Visual Reaction Time 

    Giuliani, Charles; Kern, Joseph; Kleitsch, Michelle; Lukes, Cody; Zajac, Jocelyn (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Physical exertion can influence numerous physiological indicators such as heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation of the blood. Previous studies linking these physiological effects to cognitive performance led ...
  • Short Term Physiological Effects of Yoga on Relieving Acute Stress Induced by Task-Anxiety 

    Chang, Alen; Gronseth, Katherine; Haney, Megan; Killian, Jeff; Ly, Nathalie; Srinand, Prakrithi (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Acute stress accumulated over time can lead to chronic stress resulting in many health problems, such as heart disease and depression. Through substantive evidence, it has been shown that physical exercise and meditation ...
  • Feedforward Response in Anticipation of Physical Activity 

    Danek, Kelly; Loberger, Kelly; Miller, Sam; Schabel, Abby (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Feedforward regulation is thought to mitigate drastic changes in the body’s response to anticipatory stimuli. While it is hypothesized that feedforward regulation in anticipation of exercise exists, no studies have produced ...
  • Power and Stature: Analysis of the Human Physiological Response to Stress 

    McKevitt, John; Chavez, Santiago; Codispoti, Nicolette; Chreptowicz, Natalia; Wehber, Marlyse (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Academic responsibilities for university students lead to higher levels of stress and anxiety on a daily basis. These stressors can be categorized as acute stressors, and have been found to lead to a release of hormones ...
  • Stress Reactivity of Participants in Response to Same vs. Opposite Gender of Experimenters 

    Adelman, Jacob; Borst, Danielle; Kakes, Jeremiah; Shaikh, Amna; Wolding, Bailey; Wu, Tongyu (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Beginning in childhood, males and females tend to be more comfortable with individuals of their own gender. This effect tends to be more pronounced in males compared to females. Being in an uncomfortable situation can lead ...
  • Stress Reactivity of Participants in Response to Same vs. Opposite Gender of Experimenters 

    Balog, Justin; Konz, Matt; LaCroix, Miranda; Mattson, Gabrielle; Maurer, Anna; Sinnen, Mackenzie (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Previous studies have consistently shown that prolonged deprivation of vision results in the enhanced perception to auditory stimuli. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between temporary loss of ...
  • Media Delivery Method Shows No Effect On Physiological Stress Response Factors of Heart Rate, Blood Pressure and Respiration 

    Ames, Alexander; Kirk, Makenzie; Smith, Abigail; Umhoefer, Eric; Williquette, Amber; Woldt, Ryan (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Blood pressure, heart rate and respiration rate were measured to investigate the stress response induced by an emotionally stimulating video regarding the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). After control experiments ...
  • THE PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ROSEMARY ON CONCENTRATION 

    Ernst, Alec; Marquardt, Kyle; Park, Mark; Stark, Bailee; Uhing, Annie; Van De Hey, Dana (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    The use of essential oils has recently been gaining in popularity due its inexpensive costs and the research-based claims that they have the ability to cause beneficial physiological and cognitive effects on their users. ...
  • The Effect of Continuous Unintelligible Talking Noise on Physiological Stress Response and Working Memory Recall 

    Andropolis, Mackenzie; Christensen, Brian; Gackowski, Jason; Jacobson, Raechel; Surges, Gabriel (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Cognitive control allows us to function in a distraction­filled environment. Audible distractions compete for our attention as we attempt to focus on learning, recalling past events, or solving difficult problems. P​revious ...
  • Effect of isochronic tone tempos on physiologic recovery rates after cardiovascular exercise 

    Cyriac, Shilpa; Hanf, Katelyn; Rosenberg, Joel; Telthoester, Nicole; Rigstad, Beau (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Emotional music has been found to affect physiological responses during exercise in the form of physical performance and recovery, but the effects of music tempo, specifically, on these factors are still unconfirmed. We ...
  • The Physiological Effects of Anticipation In Regards to Sour Taste Experience 

    Lang, Chloe; Denton, Erin; Fowler, Lucas (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    After consuming sour food, the body's response is to produce saliva in order to neutralize the acidity. The physiological response of increased saliva production in response to sour taste is accomplished by increased muscle ...
  • The Lasting Physiological Effects of Phone Separation 

    Erickson, Benjamin; Palm, Matthew; Overman, Alexandra; Sharma, Prateek; Vedrine, Lauren (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Compulsive cell phone use in college-aged students has been increasingly reported over the past few years. Frequent use has merited past research to examine the immediate physiological changes from cell phone use and/or ...
  • Differences in Physiological Responses to Exposure of Disturbing Auditory Versus Audiovisual Stimuli 

    Evans, Tyler; Hatab, Jenna; Linsmeier, Elyse; Olson, Taylor; Rabichev, Jacob; Reisner, Amanda (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Fear plays a significant role in the lives of many people, from crippling fear that prevents people from performing everyday activities, to that which is intentionally experienced from video game or horror movies. The ...
  • Effects of Gender Stereotype Threat on Physiological Stress Response 

    Janz, Joey; Kuckes, Caitlin; Mei, Linda; Nadeem, Hasan; Reeg, Emerald; Smitz, Rachel (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Stereotype threat is observed in many settings, but one of particular interest is gender. A classic gender stereotype is that females perform worse on mathematical assessments as compared to males, which can have significant ...
  • The Effect of High-Stakes Rewards on Performance in High-Stress Situations 

    Gabler, Larissa; Kim, Woo-Jung Amber; McCuskey, Kaitlin; Morgan, Bradley; Seliski, Joey; Semler, Matthew (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016-05-06)
    Studies have shown that when individuals are motivated - either externally or internally - to complete a task, their respective performance increases relative to the non-reward groups. However, few studies have looked at ...
  • Brief Aerobic Exercise Increases Mathematical Ability in Undergraduate Students 

    Adam, Madeline; Childs, Allison; Quraishi, Arman; Redkar, Akshada; Yeske, Ben (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Aerobic fitness has been associated with improved mental function, psychological outlooks and decreased stress. Our study looked at the ability of participants to improve in performance on mathematical and memory tests ...
  • Effects of Personally Relevant Distractions Versus Generalized Distractions on Physiological Measures and Reading Comprehension 

    Muir, Cassidy; Witchell, Lucy; McKeever, Tyler; Kamath, Esha (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016-05-03)
    Multitasking is increasingly prominent in the daily life of a college student. Technology plays a vital role in this as students regularly use laptops and cell phones. This study seeks to evaluate any significant differences ...
  • An Analysis of Physiological Arousal in Response to Sad and Fearful Video Stimuli 

    Vidmar, Kim; Pittala, Keerthi; Hanna, Rewais; McLaughlin, Kristine; Bond, Quamaine (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Sadness and fear are two emotions that play an important role in acclimating to our environment. Sadness has often been associated with a decrease in response to one’s environment, while fear is thought to activate the ...
  • Concealed Information and its Effect on Heart Rate, Respiration Rate, and Electrodermal Activity 

    Babcock, Marcus; Kuehl, Lindsay; Patton, Nathan; Preston, Ashley (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Testing the efficacy of polygraphs can be especially difficult because it is hard to make someone lie in the same way one would during a criminal polygraph. We designed a simplified way of creating guilt and detecting ...
  • The Effects of a Brief Meditative Breathing Session on Recovery from Moderate Aerobic Exercise 

    Emery, Anna; Lucas, Tosha; Miller, Adam; Reeves, Isaiah; Ward, Amanda (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
    Meditative practices have been shown to have many beneficial effects such as performance boosts, relaxation, and reductions in anxiety. Studies among athletes have shown a correlation between enhanced physical ability and ...

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