Figure 1. Blooms in the Sea of Marmara, the smallest sea in the world

Diatom Filtrates are Killing Machines

By Matthew Lee ‘21 Algal blooms are known for their ability to turn an entire body of water a different color. These periodic blooms harm humans, marine species, and aquatic ecosystems. One such species is the benthic dinoflagellate Ostreopsis ovata, most prevalent in the Mediterranean Sea. It has been observed that Ostreopsis may be vulnerable…

Figure 1. The damaging effects of brain-activated inflammation can be mitigated through fasting

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

By Matthew Lee ’21 It is well known that distress can have negative effects on both the brain and immune system. Previous studies have established that intermittent fasting (IF) can have positive effects on brain function and possibly on lifespan extension. However, IF was never examined for its potential as a source of eustress. A…

Caption: Multiple factors affect athletes performance and their self-talk tendencies.

The Guide to An Athlete’s Optimal Performance

By: Ramanjot Singh 19’ Self-talk is a significant component in athletic performance. Positive self-talk tends to improve performance, while negative self-talk can impede it. Although the concept of self-talk has been explored in the past, not much research focuses on identifying the psychological basis for the aforementioned trends. In order to provide better interventions for…

Caption: A diagram of the intersections between math and English skills.

Do Math Skills predict English Skills?

By Ramanjot Singh ’20 Previous studies have been performed that detail the predictive power that mathematic assessments of children at an early age has on their future literacy skills and vice versa. However, the body of research primarily focuses on the progression of literacy skill development rather than assessing them at a specific time point…