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The Acute Effects of Moderate Intensity Aerobic Exercise on Short-Term Memory in College Students

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Taylor 302, Madison Union, JMU

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4-6-2019 10:10 AM

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This study analyzed the acute effects that exercise has on memory. The subjects were Liberty University students ages 18-24 classified as low-risk by ACSM standards. Testing occurred over two days. The first day, subjects performed a 1.5-mile run, from which VO2max was calculated. The second day, subjects ran on a treadmill for 10 minutes at 50% of their pre-determined VO2max and took three versions of a memory test comprised of a modified Reys Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) and the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool Version 5 (Scat5). Memory testing occurred before exercise, immediately following exercise, and 30 minutes following exercise. Prior to memory testing, blood oxygen, heart rate, and blood pressure were checked. Results showed insignificance between changes in blood oxygen, blood pressure, RAVLT test scores, and CONC test scores. Results showed a trend between changes in heart rate and changes in IMMED test scores, although this was statistically insignificant.

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Apr 6th, 10:10 AM

The Acute Effects of Moderate Intensity Aerobic Exercise on Short-Term Memory in College Students

Taylor 302, Madison Union, JMU

This study analyzed the acute effects that exercise has on memory. The subjects were Liberty University students ages 18-24 classified as low-risk by ACSM standards. Testing occurred over two days. The first day, subjects performed a 1.5-mile run, from which VO2max was calculated. The second day, subjects ran on a treadmill for 10 minutes at 50% of their pre-determined VO2max and took three versions of a memory test comprised of a modified Reys Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) and the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool Version 5 (Scat5). Memory testing occurred before exercise, immediately following exercise, and 30 minutes following exercise. Prior to memory testing, blood oxygen, heart rate, and blood pressure were checked. Results showed insignificance between changes in blood oxygen, blood pressure, RAVLT test scores, and CONC test scores. Results showed a trend between changes in heart rate and changes in IMMED test scores, although this was statistically insignificant.