The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 8, No. 2 - 2015
Table of contents
Plymouth Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, Tom Heinzl, Tom McCourt, p. 1-5.
Project articles - Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences
Project articles - Marine Sciences
Energy harvesting in a diver’s rebreather system, Joseph Ely, p. 85-114.
Effects of storm-induced sand scour on Patella vulgata off south-west Britain, Jake Jefford, p. 115-132.
Project articles - Psychology
Are children’s false memories driven by conceptual or perceptual factors? Alexandra Hodgson, p. 149-163.
How is academic motivation in children influenced by emotional regulation? Rosanna Pengelly, p. 164-178.
You can’t tickle yourself...or can you? The effect of a hypnotic suggestion on sensory attenuation phenomenon, Shamsideen Yusuf, p. 200-216.
Project articles - Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Special interest article
Exposure to predator kairomones influences egg number and size in Littorina littorea, Jessica Raynor, Simon Rundle [STUDENT/STAFF RESEARCH COLLABORATION], p. 258-268.
Characterising cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of chemotherapeutic agents (Etoposide and Vincristine) on TK6, a human lymphoblastoid cell line (University of Plymouth, 2015)The ability of the chemotherapeutic agents namely etoposide and vincristine to cause cytotoxic and genotoxic damage to the human lymphoblastoid cell line, TK6, was at the centre of this study. Four different cytotoxic ...
(University of Plymouth, 2015)This study investigates the impacts of storm-induced sand-scour on common limpets (Patella vulgata) off south-west Britain, focussing particularly on the physical impacts of this process, as well as shore recovery. Unusually ...
The efficacy of Levodopa+DDC inhibitor+Entacapone versus Levodopa+DDC inhibitor+Placebo in Parkinson's disease: an intervention review (University of Plymouth, 2015)Parkinson's disease (PD) has many possible treatment options. The main therapy uses a drug called levodopa. However after prolonged use, this drug begins to wear off and becomes less effective. Therefore additional drugs ...
The acute effect of high-intensity interval training versus moderate-intensity continuous training on postprandial blood glucose regulation (University of Plymouth, 2015)Blood glucose control is central to the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Regular physical activity can improve glucose tolerance but many people lack the time to exercise. High-intensity interval training ...
The association of microstructural connectivity in the brain and auditory modulation of representational momentum (University of Plymouth, 2015)Perceived displacement from an object’s forward trajectory results in a representational momentum (RM) effect. In a behavioural task, participants watched a video of an actor reaching for/withdrawing from an object after ...
(University of Plymouth, 2015)Children’s academic achievement is influenced by motivation. Motivation, in turn, is affected by emotional regulation and children’s reactions to poor or high achievement. This study investigated academic motivation to ...
Why is eyewitness testimony so inaccurate? An investigation into event-related potentials and the recognition of familiar and unfamiliar faces (University of Plymouth, 2015)Eyewitness-testimony is notoriously inaccurate and unreliable. In addition, a body of research has indicated that unfamiliar faces are poorly recognised in comparison to famous or familiar faces. Under the assumption that ...
A palaeoclimatic reconstruction of the Cadair Idris area of Snowdonia, using geomorphological evidence from Younger Dryas cirque glaciers (University of Plymouth, 2015)The importance of glacier reconstruction lies in the empirical relationship between glacier mass balance and climate. Small glaciers are particularly sensitive to changes in temperature and precipitation, thus the ...
You can't tickle yourself...or can you? The effect of a hypnotic suggestion on sensory attenuation phenomenon (University of Plymouth, 2015)The internal motor simulation mechanism is widely believed to generate anticipatory sensory outcomes on the basis of the efferent copy of the motor commands. What is currently unknown is whether the motor prediction ...