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Akuta förbättringar på distinkta kognitiva förmågor av extra fysisk aktivitet i gymnasieskolan
Karlstad University. (Idrottsvetenskap)
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Earlier studies have shown that physical activity has positive impact on the brain. Concentration, selective attention and working memory are only a few of the cognitive functions which according too previous researches benefits from cardiovascular training. Aim: Aim of this study was to find out if a short bout of moderate aerob physical activity contributes too acute improved distinguished cognitive abilities and stimulates the speed of process. The purpose was also to find out how students experience that the extra physical activity acute effects them cognitively. Method: This study was implemented at a high school with scheduled physical activity. The study was a quantitative study including an experiment. 19 students whereof 2 young men and 17 young women from three different classes were randomly divided in two different groups. One practical group and one theoretical group. Both groups took a cognitive test: Trail Makin Test (TMT). The practical group also answered a short questionnaire about the extra physical activity. Results: In general, the results of the practical group were improved comparing the first to the second test. It was also improved in relation to theoretical group. Furthermore, the results demonstrate that the practical group experienced that the extra physical activity improved their concentration positively. Conclusions: This study indicates that cognitive flexibility are positively affected acute to physical activity. This study also indicates that selective attention and complex visual aren´t positively affected acute to physical activity. Additional studies need to confirm the hypothesis. The students experienced that physical activity are positively associated with acute cognitive ability. Keywords: Cognitivity, Aerob physical activity, Executive functions, Trail Making Test

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2020.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-76452OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-76452DiVA, id: diva2:1388037
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Sports Science
Educational program
Secondary Education Programme: Upper Secondary Education Programme: Physical Education (300 ECTS credits)
Presentation
2020-01-16, 1B226/227, 08:30 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2020-01-29 Created: 2020-01-23 Last updated: 2020-01-29Bibliographically approved

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