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    • Analysis of autonomic response to stressful and calming visual and auditory stimuli 

      Bodette, Haley; Clark, Mariah; Koya, Ajay; Lara Santiago, Ana G.; Leda, Rebecca; Wise, Brett (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      Stress is a recognizable physical sensation that results from a stimulus associated with anxiety or fear in which the body has regulatory mechanisms for control in order to alter the stimulation of sympathetic innervation ...
    • 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 ...
    • Analyzing Fluctuations in Heart Rate, Respiration, and Perspiration as Physiological Indicators of Deception 

      Hipsky, Danielle; Parimanath, Elizabeth; Mueller, Joseph; McGinnis, Mike; Wright, Stephanie (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
      This experiment tested the hypothesis that there are physiological differences that manifest when a person tells a lie compared to when they tell the truth. It was predicted that when a person lies, their sweat production ...
    • The Benefits of Exercise Warm‐Up on Grip Strength and Fatigue Time 

      Finn, Alex; Pappas, Asimina; Campo, Camilo; Higgins, Joe; Braddock, Seth; Frenz, Rebecca (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
      Strength and endurance are two key factors in any athlete’s ability to perform. This experiment was designed to measure the correlation between an exercise warm up and grip strength and fatigue time. Two groups, a control ...
    • Body Position and its Effect on Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, and Respiration Rate After Induced Acute Mental Stress 

      Anderson, Ryan; Breunig, Kimberly; Foundling, Philippa; Johnson, Rebecca; Smith, Lauren; Sundstrom, Maggie (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      A dominating presence in modern life is stress, manifesting from physical, mental, or emotional triggers. Stress induced hormonal variations can lead to physiological change such as increased heart rate, increased rate ...
    • Brain Freeze: Can Physical Stress Induced By Low Temperature Reduce Memory Formation? 

      Brucker, Margaret; Orcutt, Katlyn; Sharma, Tapan; MacDonald, Matthew; Makhiboroda, Anton; Zhou, Amber (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
      While eyewitness memory continues to play a critical role in police investigations and court rulings, its validity has repeatedly come under question. Can we trust ourselves to recall critical information under stressful ...
    • 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 ...
    • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Effects of Using E-Cigarettes and Vaporizers 

      Pellmann, Emilie; Kmecheck, Christiana; Varney, Hannah; Howser, Lisa; Barraza, Miguel (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
      Currently, the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers is increasing. Research into the effects of these relatively new smoking devices will add to the body of knowledge concerning the impact that e-cigarettes may ...
    • Comparison of Essential Oils and Relaxing Music on Reducing Anxiety 

      Kent, Victoria; Hoos, Lauren; Krueger, Owen; Abbott, Seth; Pendleton, Joseph (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
      The purpose of this research is to identify any significant difference between two forms of alternative medicine (aromatherapy and music therapy) and the body’s ability to relax unaided, in an attempt to discern if one ...
    • 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 ...
    • Correlation between Physical Activity and Stress Response in Polygraph Tests 

      Beguin, Catherine; Gray, Jennifer; Hepper, Valentine; Hetz, Kristin; Markson, Ian (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
      This study investigated whether active individuals would be able to better cheat a polygraph test by virtue of a more controlled heart and respiration rate and a lower stress response. The subjects were asked 25 questions, ...
    • Differences Between Non-Parental Male and Female Responses to Infant Crying 

      Anderson-Carter, India; Beroza, Alenna; Crain, Alex; Gubernick, Carly; Ranum, Elly; Vitek, Ross (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a difference between how non-parental males and females between the ages of 20 and 24 respond physiologically to an audio recording of a crying infant. Based on previous ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Effect Of a Minor Stressor with Varying Auditory Stimuli on Physiological Response 

      Johns, Chris; Romanoski, Josh; Dierking, Anna; Pfeifer, Courtney; Krouse, Adam (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2017)
      College students experience high levels of stress relating to classes, exams, and personal conflicts. Persistent high levels of stress can lead to adverse health outcomes such as mental illness or digestive system ...
    • The Effect of a Mismatched Audiovisual Stimulus on Heart Rate, Respiration Rate, Skin Conductance, and Beta Waves 

      Thellman, Connor; Anhalt, Sydney; Tran, Hao; Imhoff, Hailey; Rosch, Jackie; Sasaki, Asami (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2017)
      Previous research has shown that sensory stimuli can induce a stress response. This response occurs as a result of a sympathetic response involving the hormones epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol. Sensory stimuli ...
    • The Effect of a Visual Distraction on Test-Taking Performance 

      Dumitrescu, Calin; Stanley, Marissa; Treat, John; Zacharski, Abbey; Zaugg, Alexandra (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
      Test performance is of the utmost concern for students. This is why a distraction during an exam is a concerning matter. Many studies have examined the different factors that can affect a student’s performance on an exam, ...
    • The Effect of Acute Psychosocial Stress on Short Term Memory 

      Chen, Chuan; Emholz, Natalie; Lardinois, Eric; Miller, Devon; Scott, Shane; Timmler, Sarah (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
      Our study’s focus was to demonstrate the effects of an acute psychosocial stress event on short-term memory. We hypothesized that an acute psychosocial stress event would lead to an impairment of short-term memory. To ...
    • The Effect of Aromatherapy on Reduction of Physical Stress 

      Finedore, Mary; Hanson, Connor; McGee, Anna; Peterson, Carl; Petschen, Jennifer; White, Rebecca (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      Past research has shown that lavender is effective in reducing both physical and mental indicators of emotional stress but its effect on physical stress has yet to be determined. Physical and mental stress share many of ...
    • The Effect of Chewing Gum on Modulating Pain Responses 

      Field, Katie E.; Halla, Elissa A.; Lucarelli, Katie M.; Singh, Monny R.; Yoon, Young me (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
      The purpose of this study was to examine how chewing gum modulates pain response by observing physiological changes associated with pain. Measures of heart rate (HR), mean arterial blood pressure (MABP), and respiratory ...
    • Effect of Cold Pressor Test on Reaction Time 

      Laton, Matthew; Backlund, Hans; Toy, Elliot; Matango, Majaliwa; Sippl, Kayla; Tao, Yunting (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
      The purpose of this study was to examine variation in reaction time when a Cold Pressor Test (CPT) was administered. The three minute CPT was conducted in attempt to increase a person’s sympathetic response. Heart rate ...