Recent Submissions

  • The Relationship Between Sound Intensity And the Center of Balance 

    Singh, H.; Olsen, M.; Prill, C.; Monteagudo, P.; Breuer, R. (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
    Daily activities require the proper coordination between sensory systems, brain integration, and muscular movements. A deviation in any of these systems may slightly or severely disrupt the body’s sensitive homeostatic ...
  • The Effects of Music and Breathing Exercises in Reducing the Physiological Symptoms of Stress 

    Nida, John; Grewal, Rupinder; Rodrigues Pereira, Sophie; Grayson, Shira; Alameda, David (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
    This study analyzes and compares several methods of reducing stress following induced anxiety events. The physiological indicators of stress measured in this study are blood pressure, heart rate, and electrodermal activity ...
  • Effects of Varying Audio Frequencies on Reaction Time and Muscular Activity 

    Williams, Trever; Esposito, Tommy; Hu, Stephanie; Mahoney, Drew; Paulson, Kelsey (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
    Audio perception is a key component in every individual’s ability to react to alarms in the case of an emergency. There have been few studies done which utilize human perception and physiological responses aimed to ...
  • 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 Effects of Exercise Induced Increases in Heart Rate and Decreases in Blood Oxygen Saturation on Reaction-Time in Young Adults 

    Abicht, Carter; Blake, Mariah; Harmann, Connor; Melnick, Bradley; Potter, Melissa (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
    Exercise has been proven to be beneficial to not only physical health, but also cognitive function. Few studies have looked at the effects of increased heart rate on cognitive function in young adults. In this experiment, ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Effect of Exercise Intensity Level on Auditory Response Time 

    Bauer, Sam; Fiedler, Scott; Schneider, Kate; Addesso, Luke; Greenman, Angie (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
    This study investigated the effects of different exercise intensity levels on participants’ auditory reaction times. 24 undergraduate students (mean age = 21.6 years; 58% male, 42% female) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ...
  • 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 ...
  • Physiological Fear Response Amplitude in Visual Stimuli vs Audio-Visual Stimuli: A Comparative Gender Study 

    Wheeler, Steven; Schertz, Kayla; Terry, Stephan; Stahl, Genevieve; Prado, Frank; Prange, Liesl (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
    The comparison between unimodal stimuli (visual stimuli only) and bimodal stimuli (simultaneous audio-visual stimuli) is an under-studied but interesting subject in physiology. This study aims to explore gender differences ...
  • Stress responses due to application of audio or visual stimuli 

    Bloomer, Caitlin; Hitt, Crystal; Olson, Douglas; Wruck, Colin (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
    Stressful events promote activation of the sympathetic nervous system which causes measurable physiological changes in the body. Visual and auditory inputs often aid in this “fight or flight” stress response if potential ...
  • 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 ...
  • How do physiological responses such as respiratory frequency, heart rate, and galvanic skin response (GSR) change under emotional stress? 

    Civitello, Diana; Finn, Dan; Flood, Monica; Salievski, Erbay; Schwarz, Marisa; Storck, Zoe (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
    The human body exhibits different physiological responses to stress. One of these stressful situations includes when one is made uncomfortable or is possibly being deceitful, which is the physiological response that we ...
  • Flexibility Using the Stroop Test While Monitoring Heart Rate, Respiration Rate, and Electrodermal Activity Levels 

    Fink, Jami; Goetsch, Logan; Lindstrand, Nick; Morris, Stephen; Skoczylas, Amy (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
    The purpose of this experiment was to examine the changes in cognitive flexibility that arose from physiological changes in the body caused by emotion. In 30 subjects, either happiness or fear was induced in the subject ...
  • 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 ...
  • Electromyography Study of Muscle Pre and Post Warm-Up 

    Baeseman, Louis G; Conway, Alex S.; Fukuda, Christine S.; Rozivka, Briana A.; Russell, Miles S. (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
    Athletic performance and prevention of injury plays a key role in today’s sporting events, with the “warming-up” of muscular tissues a primary objective. The study aims to more broadly include the effects of warming up ...
  • Effects of auditory priming on physiological parameters of stress following an acute, loud, auditory stimulus 

    Barth, Kelsey J.; Gerhartz, Nicolai S.; Guerrero, Kevin B.; Habbel, Katherine M.; Peterson, Timothy J. (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
    Elevated stress levels and constant exposure to music are commonplace to present day college students. Although the relationship of relaxing music and chronic stress have been well studied, the specific effects of auditory ...
  • 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 ...
  • Moderate Aerobic Exercise has an Inconclusive Effect on Fine Motor Control 

    Cancel, Nicole; Fischer, Mike; Gulotta, Lea; Koo, JiYoon; McKittrick, Samantha (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
    Fine motor control involves the coordination of many different physiological systems to produce precise movements. The central nervous system, peripheral nerves, muscles, and blood vessels all have an active role in ...
  • No Difference in Sympathetic Responses to Auditory, Visual, and Combined Stimuli 

    Christensen, Erica; D’Amato, Joe; Patel, Gina; Prasad, Aisha; Pynnonen, Eric; Waier, Kelsey (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2014)
    The sympathetic nervous system, a branch of the autonomic nervous system, is activated in response to stressful stimuli. The purpose of this experiment was to determine whether audio or visual stimuli work in tandem to ...
  • 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 ...

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