The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 04 - 2011
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The use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy in measuring haemodynamic response of the primary visual cortex to a visual bullseye stimulus with various spatial and temporal frequencies (University of Plymouth, 2011)The effects of spatial and temporal frequencies of a visual, sinusoidal bullseye stimulus on haemodynamic responses in V1 were investigated using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Eight psychology undergraduates viewed a reversing ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)A population of slow-worms were monitored throughout August and September 2010 at a roadside location near Dobwalls, Cornwall. The population was released onto the site in 2009 and one of the aims of the study was to ...
Helping to promote psychological well-being at work: The role of work engagement, work stress and psychological detachment using the job demands-resources model (University of Plymouth, 2011)The job demands-resources model (JD-R model) underpinned the three main aims of this study: to provide support for the JD-R model‟s account of work engagement and work stress in relation to psychological well-being; to ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)We present astronomical estimates about the Earth, Moon, Sun and the nearest fixed stars, in particular of sizes, distances and masses. Our focus is on the question to which extent those were already known in antiquity.
The effects of carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drinks on performance and physiological function during an 8km cycle time trial (University of Plymouth, 2011)Background: Supplementation in the form of sports drinks has in latter years become an integral part of professional and amateur exercise. Currently much of the research is directed at carbohydrate-electrolyte (CE) drink ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)Non-indigenous species invasions are considered a large threat to native biota however the effects of which have been relatively understudied with respect to intertidal systems. Current literature surrounds the movement ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)A vast quantity of research has identified the benefits of an external focus on the performance and learning of motor actions. This study aims to isolate the effects that shifting attention between internal and external ...
Social behaviour in captive reticulated giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata): Analysis of enclosure use and social interactions between giraffes housed at Whipsnade Zoo (University of Plymouth, 2011)Wild giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) herds have been described as random associations of individuals, but recent research has suggested that giraffe do form social bonds and have a complex social structure. The aims of ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)Hypoxia is occurring in the marine environment all around the world as a result of human activities and natural biological processes such as eutrophication and water stratification. Low levels of dissolved oxygen (DO) ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)The talitrid amphipod Platorchestia platensis (Kröyer, 1845) is an invasive species which has been spreading along European coasts over the last 150 years. This paper will review what is known of the distribution of P. ...