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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

1

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 1-10

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

1992

Abstract

This investigation determined the short-term memory effects of glucose and exercise. It was hypothesized that (a) glucose enhances short-term memory and (b) intense exercise diminishes short-term memory. Subjects were middle-aged volunteers who regularly exercise. Two within-subjects variables were (a) glucose vs. no-glucose, and (b) before- vs. after exercise. A between-subjects variable was no-glucose beverage type: aspartame, saccharin, or water. Performance on Subtest IV of the Wechsler Memory Scale was the dependent variable. A glucose by exercise interaction suggested an influence of fitness level. In a second experiment, short-term memory was assessed before, and at 20-min. intervals after exercise. Weight and aerobic dance participation were treated as quasi-independent variables. Results revealed diminished short-term memory after exercise, F(18,3)=9.99, R<.0001. Level of fitness affected short term memory performance. Experimental results on exercise reflect the point at which memory is assessed as well as exercise intensity.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

10 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 1 no. 1 1992

Rights

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