Title

The working memory benefits of proprioceptively demanding training: A pilot study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2015

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of proprioception on working memory. It was also of interest whether an acute and highly intensive period of exercise would yield working memory gains. The training group completed a series of proprioceptively demanding exercises. There were also control classroom and yoga groups. Working memory was measured using a backward digit recall test. The data indicated that active, healthy adults who undertook acute, proprioceptively demanding training improved working memory scores compared to the classroom and yoga groups. One possible reason that the training yielded significant working memory gains could be that the training was proprioceptively dynamic, requiring proprioception and at least one other factor—such as locomotion or navigation—at the same time, which may have contributed to the improvements in working memory performance.

Publication Title

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Volume

120

Issue

3

First Page

766

Last Page

775

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.2466/22.PMS.120v18x1

PubMed ID

26029969

ISSN

00315125

E-ISSN

1558688X

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