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ERIC Number: EJ967175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Effects of Acute Exercise on Long-Term Memory
Labban, Jeffrey D.; Etnier, Jennifer L.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v82 n4 p712-721 Dec 2011
In this study, we tested the effect of acute exercise on long-term memory, specifically the timing of exercise relative to the memory challenge. We assessed memory via paragraph recall, in which participants listened to two paragraphs (exposure) and recounted them following a 35-min delay. Participants (n = 48) were randomly assigned to one of three groups: exercise prior to exposure, exercise after exposure, or no-exercise. Exercise consisted of 30 min on a cycle ergometer, including 20 min at moderate intensity. Only the exercise-prior group recalled significantly more than the control group (p less than 0.05). Differences among the exercise groups failed to reach significance (p = 0.09). Results indicated that acute exercise positively influenced recall and that exercise timing relative to memory task may have an impact on this effect. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina