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Cardiorespiratory fitness and acute aerobic exercise effects on neuroelectric and behavioral measures of action monitoring.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16713115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiorespiratory fitness and acute aerobic exercise effects on cognitive function were assessed for 28 higher- and lower-fit adults during a flanker task by comparing behavioral and neuroelectric indices of action monitoring. The error-related negativity, error positivity, and N2 components, as well as behavioral measures of response speed, accuracy, and post-error slowing were measured following a 30-minute acute bout of treadmill exercise or following 30-minutes of rest. A graded maximal exercise test was used to measure cardiorespiratory fitness by assessing maximal oxygen uptake. Results indicated that higher-fit adults exhibited reduced error-related negativity amplitude, increased error positivity amplitude, and increased post-error response slowing compared with lower-fit adults. However, acute exercise was not related to any of the dependent measures. These findings suggest that cardiorespiratory fitness, but not acute aerobic exercise, may be beneficial to behavioral and neuroelectric indices of action monitoring following errors of commission by increasing top-down attentional control.
J R Themanson; C H Hillman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2006-05-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience     Volume:  141     ISSN:  0306-4522     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroscience     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-24     Completed Date:  2006-10-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605074     Medline TA:  Neuroscience     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  757-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, 213 Freer Hall, 906 South Goodwin Avenue, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Case-Control Studies
Electroencephalography / methods
Evoked Potentials / physiology*
Exercise / physiology*
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods
Oxygen Consumption / physiology*
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Reaction Time / physiology
Time Factors

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