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Visual threat detection during moderate- and high-intensity exercise.
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PMID:  21668108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The aim of the study was to assess performance on a visual threat-detection task during concurrently performed vigorous exercise on a cycle ergometer. Thirty (15 female) participants completed a baseline condition of seated rest and then moderate- and high-intensity exercise. Moderate- and high-intensity exercise conditions were completed on the 2nd day in a counterbalanced order. During each exercise condition, participants responded to 3 × 3 picture matrices (256 trials in each condition) that contained discrepant fear-relevant and discrepant fear-irrelevant pictures (Öhman, Flykt, & Esteves, 2001). Response accuracy was significantly greater, and reaction time was significantly faster, during moderate- and high-intensity exercise compared with the rest condition (ps < .001). The discrepant fear-relevant matrix type was detected significantly more accurately than a discrepant fear-irrelevant matrix (p < .001). The discrepant fear-relevant matrix was detected significantly faster than all other matrix types (p < .001). These results suggest that exercise at a moderate and high intensity may enhance the efficiency of visual detection of both threatening and nonthreatening targets. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).
Morgan R Shields; Christine L Larson; Ann M Swartz; J Carson Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emotion (Washington, D.C.)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1931-1516     ISO Abbreviation:  Emotion     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125678     Medline TA:  Emotion     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  572-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Human Movement Sciences.
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