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ERIC Number: EJ914188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
The Influence of Exercise Intensity on Frontal Electroencephalographic Asymmetry and Self-Reported Affect
Woo, Minjung; Kim, Sungwoon; Kim, Jingu; Petruzzello, Steven J.; Hatfield, Bradley D.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v81 n3 p349-359 Sep 2010
The "feel better" effect of exercise has been well established, but the optimal intensity needed to elicit a positive affective response is controversial. In addition, the mechanisms underlying such a response are unclear. To clarify these issues, female undergraduate students were monitored for electroencephalographic (EEG) and self-reported affective responses during the recovery period following rest, low, moderate, and high intensities of treadmill running, each lasting 30 min. Frontal EEG asymmetry and self-reported vigor scores following exercise at all three intensities were significantly elevated compared to those observed following rest. The results suggest that steady-state aerobic exercise bouts executed at varying intensities induce a similar affective response during the recovery period when assessed at both the behavioral and psychophysiological levels. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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