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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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 Darkness on Visual Reaction Time and its Physiological Basis 

      Schell, Trevor; Farber, Nicole; Kathrens-Gallardo, Anastasia; Volk, Michael; Little, Haley (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      Car accidents are a leading cause of death that primarily occur at night. There are many characteristics of night time driving that have been proposed to explain this phenomenon. Our group set out to determine if reaction ...
    • The Effect of Distractors on Physiological Stress During a Test 

      Cannon, Emma; Dalton, Christina; Greenberg, Patrick; Jones, Alexis; Kohler, Sedate; Truehl, Dan (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      College exams are undoubtedly stressful, but when external distractions are present most students would say that it is even harder to concentrate. Distractions could lead to a physiological stress response and potentially ...
    • The Effect of Induced Stress on Fine Motor Accuracy 

      Diny, Michael D.; Kainz, Dani L.; Greenhalgh, Nikki P.; Klemp, Abby S. (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      The stress response is a cascade of physiological changes resulting from activation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs when one is subjected to a threatening situation. The physiological changes brought about ...
    • The Effect of Moderate Aerobic Exercise on Information Retention 

      Clarkson, Sam; Dobratz, Marie; Fochs, Katilyn; Franz, Nicole; Nytes, Cassandra (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      Regular physical activity is associated with many benefits including decreased stress, improved mood, and improved memory and learning. Studies in mice and rats have shown that exercise directly affects hippocampal activity ...
    • The effect of white noise on psychological stress while performing cognitive tasks and its correlation to performance 

      Fox, Dan; Karic, Berina; Ash, Alex; Dietz, Jason; Swiggum, Amanda (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      It is common for young adults to resort to illicit means, such as using non-prescription stimulants, to improve their performance in school. Our study investigated the effects that white noise masked over ambient noise ...
    • Effectiveness of Stress Balls in Reducing the Physiological Symptoms of Stress 

      Alvarez, Joel; Day, Dani; Gardner, Alyssa; Saeed, Imaan; Schwebach, Courtney; Valk, Ryan (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      The purpose of our study was to determine the effectiveness of stress balls in reducing the physiological symptoms of stress. We measured changes in heart rate, blood pressure, and skin conductance and compared the differences ...
    • Effects of Audiovisual Stimulation on Working Memory Recall 

      Batinich, Nick; Gagne, Rachel; Kitzke, Taylor; Morgan, Zoe; Peters, Emma; Rabska, Matthew (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      High levels of stress have been shown to negatively impact working memory recall. For many students these levels produced by academic demands could actually hurt test performance (Kuhlmann et al., 2005). To decrease test ...
    • The Effects of Blue and Red Light on Physiological Responses Post-Exercise 

      Cesarz, Taylor; Notermann, Sydney; Quirt, Cassandra; Rojo, Eric; Schotten, Hayley; Tarr, Shelby (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      The connection between color and rate of return to a resting physiological state post-exercise could lead to practical implementation in various fields, such as relaxation after strenuous activity. To measure this rate ...
    • The Effects of Cell Phone Distractions on Cognitive Flexibility 

      Nguyen, Lina; Rosicki, Stephanie; Rowe, Clayton; Schoenberger, Haley (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      The purpose of this experiment was to study the relationship between cognitive flexibility and cell phone anxiety measured by changes in the physiological responses of the human body often triggered by the sympathetic ...
    • The Effects of Genre of Music on Physiological Stress Response After Moderate Exercise 

      Fossum, Kari; Rowley, Paul; Schultz, Alyssa; Wiedmeyer, Brandi (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      The advent of portable music devices and growing popularity of musicguided exercise classes have ushered in an era in which music and exercise increasingly intersect. Previous research suggest that music can produce positive, ...
    • The Effects of Moderate Aerobic Activity on Short-Term and Long-Term Memory 

      Brooks, Hannah; Landry, Kaitlyn; Malas, Kareem; Rihal, Naveen; Umhoefer, Heidi (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      Physical stress induced by moderate aerobic exercise leads to the release of hormones that increase blood flow and nutrient availability to the brain. Research has shown that these changes could be beneficial for long-term ...
    • Feedforward Mitigation of Physiological Fear Response to a Visual and Auditory Startle Stimulus 

      Dennee, Alexandra; Gunderson, Dana; Le Gros, Gabriel; Sarazen, Marni; Stieve, Bethany (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      Feelings of fear serve to protect individuals from experiencing harm from their external environment. Physiological responses to fear include increased heart rate, increased respiration rate, and increased skin conductance. ...
    • The Marginal Effects of Lyrics On Alpha Wave Activity, Blood Pressure, and Heart Rate 

      Bishop, Stephanie; L’Huillier, Joe; Katz, Laura; Molina, Elizabeth; Spilski, Alyssa; Weigman, Ben (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      We investigated the potential effect of music (lyrical and instrumental) on an individual’s cognitive performance and physiological processes. The three measurements used in this analysis were heart rate, blood pressure, ...
    • Meditative Breathing Yields Inconclusive Results in Stabilizing Physiological Variables Following Fear-Induced Acute Stress in College Students 

      Cooper, Trevor; Hedrick, Jessica; Murphy, Brianna; Reil, Lauren; Sayaovang, Katie; Thomas, Taylor (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      Many universities have turned to meditation and breathing exercises as a potential means to help students manage acute and chronic stress. We hypothesized that performing a short breathing exercise immediately after ...
    • No Difference Between Taking a Five Minute General Knowledge Test Online Versus On Paper in Regards to Effects On Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Beta Brain Wave Frequency 

      Dabringer, Joseph; Jasper, Kaitlin; Kelleher, Erin; McDonald, Beth; Scott, Christopher (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      The purpose of this study was to investigate the physiological differences expressed by college students taking a test on paper versus taking a test online. Physiological responses to testing were measured by taking the ...
    • Physical and Mental Activity and Their Effects on Short Term Recall and Task Anxiety 

      Caniza, Rachell; Raj, Rebecca; Scallon, Tim; Sikka, Priyanka; Zwaga, Deejay (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2015)
      Stress and anxiety impact long term and short term recall, as people who experienced stress showed a decreased performance on word recall task in past studies. Mindful meditation is associated with reduced stress and an ...