Presentation Title

The Effects Of Exercise On Memory And Reaction Time In College Students

Mentor

Jeffrey Timmer

Location

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

Abstract

Literature says that physical activity helps improve cognition. However, there is no literature discussing the effect specific types of exercise have on different brain functions. The purpose of this research is to determine if aerobic, resistance training, or no exercise is best to improve college students’ memory and reaction time. For this study, there will be 12 untrained Keene State students who are randomly assigned into three groups: aerobic, resistance, or control groups. Participants will take a memory and a reaction time test before and after exercise. The results will indicate what type of exercise is best to improve memory and reaction time. This poster presentation will provide college students with new information that can enhance their ability to learn.

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Apr 11th, 4:15 PM Apr 11th, 5:15 PM

The Effects Of Exercise On Memory And Reaction Time In College Students

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

Literature says that physical activity helps improve cognition. However, there is no literature discussing the effect specific types of exercise have on different brain functions. The purpose of this research is to determine if aerobic, resistance training, or no exercise is best to improve college students’ memory and reaction time. For this study, there will be 12 untrained Keene State students who are randomly assigned into three groups: aerobic, resistance, or control groups. Participants will take a memory and a reaction time test before and after exercise. The results will indicate what type of exercise is best to improve memory and reaction time. This poster presentation will provide college students with new information that can enhance their ability to learn.