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Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Psychology; Psychology
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This study examined whether cardiovascular or aerobic exercise aids in explicit memory. Five male and twenty-four females on the Bard College campus either engaged in cardiovascular or aerobic exercise (experimental condition) or watched a video (control condition). Before beginning these tasks, participants read a list of 15 words. After the task, participants recalled as many words as they could from the previous list. The participants’ test scores did not indicate that a specific condition aided in their received score, meaning memory did not differ across conditions, F(2,29)= .420, p>.05. Future directions would implement a longer period of time for the participant to exercise, and include a larger population of subjects to determine if this helps improve the participants’ test score.
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Ellin, Nicole Paige, "Does Aerobic Exercise or Cardiovascular Exercise Facilitate Explicit Memory?" (2019). Senior Projects Spring 2019. 93.