Quincy University senior psychology major Garret Huber conducted a poster presentation at the recent Mid-American Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference (MAUPRC) under the sponsorship of Dr. Brian Nolan, assistant professor of psychology. The conference was held at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky on April 5. Nolan served as moderator for one of the conference’s speaker sessions as well.
Huber’s presentation examined the cognitive effects of energy drinks by way of a computerized Stroop Test. College-aged volunteers took the test before and after consuming one of four items: 5-Hour Energy shots, Decaf 5-Hour Energy shots, caffeine pills, or acetaminophen pills (placebo). The 5-Hour Energy and caffeine groups were found to have significant effects when compared to the placebo, but not the Decaf 5-Hour Energy group.
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