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Effekter av kortvarig fysisk aktivitet på kognitiva förmågor
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Quick work out sessions has been shown to improve students’ academic performance. Furthermore, certain cognitive functions have also been shown to improve academic performance. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate if quick work out sessions can improve certain cognitive functions and whether these functions could act as mediator variables between exercise and academic performance. Thirty participants were randomly assigned to a control group that was shown a music video (n=15) and an experiment group that was asked to use a step up exercise device (n=15). Cognitive shifting, episodic memory and perceptual speed were tested in both groups, before and after the intervention. The result didn’t show a significant effect on any cognitive function. This might be explained by the low amount of participants, considering that similar studies often have small effects.Key words: acute exercise, cognitive shifting, episodic memory, perceptual speed.

Abstract [sv]

Korta träningspass har visat sig förbättra elevers skolprestation. Vidare har också vissa kognitiva förmågor visat sig förbättra skolprestation. Denna studies syfte var därför att se om korta träningspass kan förbättra vissa kognitiva förmågor och huruvida dessa förmågor då skulle fungera som mediatorvariablermellan träning och skolprestation. Trettio deltagare delades slumpmässigt in i en kontrollgrupp som fick se en musikvideo (n=15) och en experimentgrupp som fick gå upp och ner för en step up-bräda (n=15). Kognitiv skiftning, episodiskt minne och mentalt tempo testades i båda grupper, före och efter interventionen. Resultatet visade inte på någon signifikant effekt på någon kognitiv förmåga. Detta kan bero på det låga antalet deltagare, då effekter av liknande studier ofta är små.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 11
Keywords [en]
acute exercise, cognitive shifting, episodic memory, perceptual speed
Keywords [sv]
kortvarig fysisk aktivitet, kognitiv skiftning, episodiskt minne, mentalt tempo
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-162736OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-162736DiVA, id: diva2:1346077
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Examensarbete i psykologi
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Available from: 2019-09-02 Created: 2019-08-27 Last updated: 2019-09-02Bibliographically approved

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