So the time has come to decide what to do my thesis on. For all the blokes out there this would be called a dissertation. I've already got some ideas, but I thought I'd run it past you guys to see if there is anything more exciting or whatever I haven't though of.
I guess this is sort of like Bushy's experiments thread, but my only limitations of research are no illegal/controlled substances (apparently ethics and fun don't go together) and no muscle biopsies. I can do just about anything else scientifically imaginable.
However, I can use ergogenic aids, and in fact my major professor encourages it as this is his primary area of research. I going to try to get Modafinil to pass through the review board, but it might be tricky. There is plenty of research to deem it safe, but it might be a longshot. Anyway...
So... if you're willing to throw out ideas that would be great! But they need to follow one simple rule of academia:
The research much progress science in some manner. This means I can't do something that's already been done, and the research must be applicable to real world applications. You wouldn't think this would be hard, but some people just don' get it.
Another thing, my field is exercise physiology. I can do anything imaginable within this field. It doesn't have to be supplement/drug related, but if there are good ideas here that qualify I will consider them.
It can be something simple like training and blood pressure regulation in elderly adults, or something like caffeine supplementation and ratings of perceived exertion. Variables can include diet, training, age, whatever. Imagination. I don't have one so I'm asking you guys for more interesting ideas.
Thanks in advance to those who will contribute. I'm thinking most won't, but I'm throwing this out there anyway.