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Authors: Burdack, Johannes
Schöllhorn, Wolfgang I.
Title: Cognitive enhancement through differential rope skipping after math lesson
Online publication date: 2-Jan-2023
Year of first publication: 2023
Language: english
Abstract: Numerous studies have shown cognitive enhancement through sport and physical exercise. Despite the variety of studies, the extent to which physical activity before or after a cognitive learning session leads to more effective cognitive enhancement remains largely unresolved. Moreover, little attention has been paid to the dependence of the motor learning approach then applied. In this study, we compare the influence of differential with uniformly rope skipping directly succeeding an acquisition phase in arithmetic mathematics. For three weeks 26 pupils, 14 female, 12 male, and 13.9 ± 0.7 years old, completed nine 15 min exercises in arithmetic math, each followed by 3 min rope skipping with heart rate measurement. Arithmetic performance was tested in a pre-, post- and retention test design. The results showed a statistically significant difference between the differential and the control groups within the development of arithmetic performance, especially in the retention test. There was no statistical difference in heart rate. It is suggested that the results provide evidence for sustainable improvements of cognitive learning performance by means of highly variable rope skipping.
DDC: 370 Erziehung
370 Education
510 Mathematik
510 Mathematics
796 Sport
796 Athletic and outdoor sports and games
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 02 Sozialwiss., Medien u. Sport
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY
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Journal: International journal of environmental research and public health
Pages or article number: 205
Publisher: MDPI
Publisher place: Basel
Issue date: 2023
ISSN: 1660-4601
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20010205
Appears in collections:DFG-491381577-G

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