Recent Submissions

  • The Effect of Hyper-Oxidative Breathing on Physical Endurance 

    Begin, Sam; Ferreira, Melissa; Isaacs, Cassie; Langiewicz, Colton; Toberna, Caroline (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    Increasing endurance can have important implications for anyone looking to improve their physical performance. Hyper-oxidative breathing techniques, such as the one utilized in the Wim Hof Method, have been proven ...
  • Effects of Caffeine Consumption on Physiological Markers of Stress 

    O’Donnell, Josie; Smith, Ricky; Turinske, Cassie; Young, Lidarose (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    Caffeine is known to be used by college students to help stay awake, focus and increase academic performance. Caffeine’s biological mechanisms are fairly well-understood, but its effect on a stress response should be ...
  • Physiological Effects of Volume of Music on Heart Rate, Grip Strength, and Electromyography 

    Glisczinski, Seth; Iverson, Elizabeth; Schmidt, Jon; Knaus, Ellen; Peterson, Aria (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    For this study, the physiological effects of volume of music on the body were investigated. Previous studies have shown that aspects of music such as tempo and rhythm result in physiological responses within the body. ...
  • Physiological Effects Experienced After Introduction of a Distraction and Its Effects on Performance 

    Kozlowski, Samantha; Koepf, Nicole; Wiess, Timothy J.; Rybarik, Kayleigh; Chreptowicz, Victor (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    Many college-aged students are immersed in a world full of distractions. These distractions can be attributed to the rapid-growing technology of smartphones, the growing social climate, or a plethora of other factors. ...
  • Testing the Effects of Exposure to Eucalyptus Oil Upon Cognitive Performance 

    Patel, Kahaan; Meinholz, Kiana; Milestone, Kalli; Diaz, Ali; Rumball, Ian (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    This study investigates the effects of eucalyptus oil on focus and relaxation during a cognitive stressor. While prior studies focused on the healing and antimicrobial properties of eucalyptus, few have gone further to ...
  • Physiological Response to Stress During Testing 

    LaMarre, Georgia; Kaiser, Calie; Kowski, Katie; Wimmer, Tyler; Lawton, Jared (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    A student’s academic career and future profession can be determined by a number of crucial exams, which can evoke test anxiety. This study was performed to see the effect of test anxiety on the physiological measures of ...
  • Physiological Effects of Chewing Gum on Muscle Fatigue 

    Bae, SangYa; Brehmer, Hailey; Kharel, Abish; Reed, Amber; Shaik, Ufaira; Vollmer, Justin (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    Muscular fatigue as a result of physical stress is a normal phenomenon for skeletal muscles. Excitation and motor recruitment in the arms and legs can be elevated by strengthening one’s bite force. Previous studies have ...
  • Examining the Effects of Music with Words on Long Term Memory Encoding 

    Wannow, Abby; Kaur, Simran; Peronto, Sean; Singh, Karan (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    Many students listen to music while studying without knowing the effects that this could cause. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of listening to music with words while studying on long term memory ...
  • Effect of Rose Scent on Physiological Signifiers of Anxiety 

    Peterson, Siri; Dorshorst, Nicole; Ajanee, Sophia; Turchan, Ian; Rolain, Connor (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    This study was designed to determine the efficacy of using aromatherapy to treat the physiological symptoms of stress. While taking a high school level math skills test, experimental participants were exposed to aromatherapy ...
  • Physiological Effects of Sugar-Free Mint Chewing Gum on Typing Performance 

    Boguslawski, Maya; Christenson, Rachel; Davis, Jacob; Garrison, Benjamin; Pham, Kai (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    Chewing sugar-free mint gum has been shown in a large body of research to have a stimulating effect on humans, manifesting as improved performance in completing tasks with cognitive demands. Leveraging prior research, ...
  • Exercise Induced Sympathetic Nervous System Activation and its Influence on Memory and Comprehension 

    Dinh, Christopher; Michalske, Jordon; Nabong, Sarah; Amro, Tarek; Kallas, Sophia (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    In this study, the relationship between sympathetic nervous system activity induced by stress and its effect on memory and comprehension were investigated. The three variables: heart rate, blood pressure, and electrodermal ...
  • Physiological Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Acute Stress Reactivity 

    Cowie, Michael; Dobos, Alexandra; Kohlhagen, Savannah; Lubinski, Bailey (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    Sleep deprivation affects a large population of students on college campuses and is associated with heightened sympathetic nervous system arousal. The aim of this study is to identify any differences that may exist between ...
  • The Implications of Musical Stimuli on Human Physiological Value 

    Burkart, Kate; Carroll, James; Dvorak, Jaye; Hernandez, Dicter; Yang, Rickie (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    The main purpose of this research was to study the effects of musical stimuli on physiological outcomes including heart rate, blood pressure, and reaction time. A sample population of 50 students from the University of ...
  • The physiological effects of induced competition on short-term memory, heart rate, and electrodermal activity 

    Gosal, Simandeep; Posda, Casey; Pyszka, Teagan; Silvers, Caylee (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    The presence of competition in human beings’ daily interactions is inescapable; from landing a promotion in the workplace, to being perceived as successful in social groups, to a seemingly friendly game of ping-pong, ...
  • The Effects of an Auditory Stimulus on Exercise Duration 

    Chen, Yeqi; Daley, Amelia; Lenz, Danny; Holmes, Kimmie; Tole, Julia; Martinez, Alex (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    The utilization of distractions while exercising has become an increasingly popular way to make the exercising experience as enjoyable as possible. Many previous studies have focused on the use of music as a form of ...
  • Effects of Controlled Meditation on Stress Response Elicited by a Timed Mathematics Test 

    Doucas, Adrianna; Pagel, Jake; Robl, Jordyn; Olander, Natalie (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    In daily life, human beings encounter a number of different stressors that elicit a physiological response. Previous studies have demonstrated that mindfulness meditation is effective in reducing the physiological stress ...
  • The Psychological Effects of a Competitive Environment and Non-Competitive Environment of College-Aged Students Performing Cognitive Tasks 

    Pyter, Ciena; Knutson, Kylie; Brigowatz, Julia; Chen, Stephanie; Burandt, Tyler (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    Throughout human history, competition has been a motivator behind many successes and failures. Evolutionarily, competition underlies the theory of natural selection, in which organisms compete for natural resources and ...
  • Physiological Startle Response to Frightening Stimuli in Light and Dark Environment 

    Adkins, Breanna; Brennan, Elise; Hoffmann, Hailee; Patel, Krishna; Schmit, Collin (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    Fear is an emotional response that humans experience in situations that are perceived as dangerous and is accompanied by physiological responses that would protect the body from potential harm. Different environments, ...
  • 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, ...
  • Physiological Effects of Stress Response on Working Memory 

    Carpenter, Hannah; Holtebeck, Emily; Schwarz, Megan; Virtues, Holly; Piro, Zach (Journal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS), 2019)
    There is currently little scientific consensus on the effects of stress on working memory. This paper sought to assess the immediate impact of a stressful startle stimulus on subjects’ working memory. While monitoring ...

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