The effects of sport specific exercise on cognition : Investigating the P300 and the lateral readiness potential

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The effects of sport specific exercise on cognition : Investigating the P300 and the lateral readiness potential

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dc.contributor.advisor Compton, Rebecca en_US
dc.contributor.author Tanaka, LeeAnn en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-28T20:31:39Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-28T20:31:39Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/743
dc.description.abstract The effects of exercise on physical well-being have long been known. Recently investigations have examined whether exercise affects particular aspects of cognition but results are inconclusive, perhaps due to heterogeneous groups of athletes used. We studied two distinct groups of athletes (cross country runners and basketball players) as well as control non-athletes to examine possible effects of sport specific training, using the Flankers attentional task and measuring ERP components related to cognitive evaluation (P300) and motor preparation (LRP). We found no effects of sport specific training on the P300 or the LRP although athletic participation and fitness levels did indicate shorter and higher P300s as well as faster LRP and reaction times. We also found that athletic training yielded a smaller congruency effect on the Flankers task than for the sedentary control subjects. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Dept. of Psychology en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise -- Physiological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Cognition -- Physiological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Physical education and training
dc.title The effects of sport specific exercise on cognition : Investigating the P300 and the lateral readiness potential en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en_US


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