Neural correlate of memory enhancement during physical exercise

Javadi, Amir-Homayoun and Ifram, Fadi and Champion, Isabelle and Boccara, Lucile (2016) Neural correlate of memory enhancement during physical exercise. In: International Conference on Memory (ICOM2016), 17-22 Jul 2016, Budapest, Hungry. (Full text available)

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Abstract

It has been shown that physical exercise is beneficial for cognition, however, the neuronal mechanism underpinning this process is not yet clear. Therefore, we investigated the correlation of brain activity during physical exercise with memory performance. Eighteen participants were asked to memorise a set of stimuli. Subsequently they either cycled on an exercise bike for 30 minutes while their EEG was recorded, or sat on the exercise bike and watched a documentary for 30 minutes. After a 1.5 hour retention interval, they were asked to perform an old/new recognition task. In addition to improvement in memory performance (exercise 71.11% vs. rest 66.67%, p=0.02), the theta band activity of the DLPFC was correlated with the enhanced performance (r=-0.48, p=0.04).

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Depositing User: Amir-Homayoun Javadi
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 11:21 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 18:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56656 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Javadi, Amir-Homayoun: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0569-6441
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