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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • The Effects of Acute Aerobic Activity at Rating Five and Seven of Perceived Exertion on the Performance of a Word-Recollection, Short-Term Memory Task 

      Kwok, Susanna S.; O’Brien, Amber M.; Vannarath, Milada K.; Basinski, Brandon R.; Vang, Koua M. (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
      Aerobic exercise has many benefits in improving human health. By increasing oxygenated blood flow and glutamate release into the brain, aerobic exercise has been related to improved long-term memory. Additionally, aerobic ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Feed-forward response of three physiological factors in men and women due to a startle stimulus 

      Benidt, Derek; Glisch, Jeff; Hoffman, Amanda; Lee, Gloria; Rushing, Beth (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
      A feed-forward response is an unconscious anticipatory response that humans have in preparation to respond to a stimulus before it actually occurs. A fear-inducing stimulus may induce an anticipatory physiological feed-forward ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 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 Physiological Relationship of Sleep Duration with Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Reaction Time 

      Angles, Justin; Kenarsary, Aria; Paddock, Samantha; Schuck, Zoey; Sonnentag, Kaitlyn (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
      This experiment examined the relationship between sleep duration and systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial blood pressure, heart rate, and reaction time. We hypothesized that students who averaged ...
    • Political Affiliation as a Predictor of Physiological Response to Political Statements 

      Kelly, Jordan; Manhani, Bhupinder; Nelson, Kelsey; Poepping, Jacob; Price, Demitri (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2016)
      The purpose of this study is to measure the physiological response when presented with aversive statements compared to agreeable statements while using politics as a vehicle. Using anonymous students from the Spring 2016 ...
    • 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 ...