Title

Effects of Peppermint on the Memory of Men and Women

Date

5-26-2016 1:30 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 3:30 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime M. Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime M. Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This study examined articles of research dealing with essential oils and the effect they have on cognitive performance. Peppermint was seen to have benefits on performance, during cognitive tasks dealing memory. This study incorporated previous research to predict that peppermint scent would yield higher scores on a memory recall test than no scent, at base level testing, women would score higher than men on memory recall, and that women who received the peppermint treatment would yield higher scores than men that received peppermint treatment. Men and women were assigned to either the control group or the treatment group and given one minute to memorize twenty three-letter words. After a brief pause they were asked to write down as many words as they could recall. Data will be analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.

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May 26th, 1:30 PM May 26th, 3:30 PM

Effects of Peppermint on the Memory of Men and Women

WUC Pacific Room

This study examined articles of research dealing with essential oils and the effect they have on cognitive performance. Peppermint was seen to have benefits on performance, during cognitive tasks dealing memory. This study incorporated previous research to predict that peppermint scent would yield higher scores on a memory recall test than no scent, at base level testing, women would score higher than men on memory recall, and that women who received the peppermint treatment would yield higher scores than men that received peppermint treatment. Men and women were assigned to either the control group or the treatment group and given one minute to memorize twenty three-letter words. After a brief pause they were asked to write down as many words as they could recall. Data will be analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.