A study reveals both aerobic exercise and sitting in an upright posture improves visual working memory. A new British Journal of Psychology study has looked at the details behind how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise.
Electroencephalography readings were taken as 24 participants performed a visual working memory task while at rest and during exercise involving different postures: seated on or pedalling a stationary bicycle, as well as standing or walking on a treadmill. (Visual working memory is the ability to maintain visual information to serve the needs of ongoing tasks.)
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