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History of Physiology Analysis

History of Physiology Analysis

Thirty-plus years ago, physiological research required incredibly long lab hours and followed by slow analyzation procedures. Prior to the invention of the personal computer (Thank you Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak!), scientists were burdened with piles of hard copy...
Fundamentals of EEG Recording

Fundamentals of EEG Recording

In 1929, a German physician named Hans Berger discovered that electrodes placed on the scalp could detect various patterns of electrical activity. After verifying that the recordings were indeed recording from the brain, and were not artifacts of muscle or scalp,...
Are Virtual Reality Exercising Games Effective?

Are Virtual Reality Exercising Games Effective?

In an age of increased obesity and obsession with exercise, software companies have created exercise video games that engage users both mentally and physically. Mixed reviews about the effectiveness of such exergames stem from several components: the perceived task...
Memory and Perception

Memory and Perception

The cognitive processing of memory affects our individual perception therefore it is important to understand what factors influence an individual’s processing. We have compiled a list of studies that look at how recall can influence individual’s message perception and...
Holiday Happiness Part 2: Sounds, Smells, and Self-Reflection

Holiday Happiness Part 2: Sounds, Smells, and Self-Reflection

In a previous post, we discussed the stress-reducing benefits of loving interactions with close friends and family during the holiday season. In addition to family, there are many mood-shaping habits and activities that characterize the holidays: the smell of...
Holiday Happiness: Gratitude or Gifts?

Holiday Happiness: Gratitude or Gifts?

Studies investigated the anxiety of gift-giving, the effects of social support in stressful situations, and what impact meditation has on heart rate, ECG, and blood pressure.