Event Title

The Effects of Physical Activity on Linguistic Memorization

Session Number

S06

Advisor(s)

David Lundgren, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jay Thomas, Aurora University

Location

A-119

Start Date

28-4-2016 1:35 PM

End Date

28-4-2016 2:00 PM

Disciplines

Psychology

Abstract

The current study will determine whether exercise improves short term linguistic memory in students. Students of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) who do not speak Russian were tested in this investigation. The same list of twenty Russian words and their English translations was read to the participants, and the participants then exercised or watched appropriate YouTube videos, each for twenty minutes. After twenty minutes, each participant was given one of the six randomized test lists with ten of the twenty Russian words, and the participants had to tell us the English translations for as many of the words on the test list as possible. Results were analyzed using a matched pairs T test which compared the test scores of those who exercised, and those who did not. Final results will be presented at IMSAloquim


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The Effects of Physical Activity on Linguistic Memorization

A-119

The current study will determine whether exercise improves short term linguistic memory in students. Students of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) who do not speak Russian were tested in this investigation. The same list of twenty Russian words and their English translations was read to the participants, and the participants then exercised or watched appropriate YouTube videos, each for twenty minutes. After twenty minutes, each participant was given one of the six randomized test lists with ten of the twenty Russian words, and the participants had to tell us the English translations for as many of the words on the test list as possible. Results were analyzed using a matched pairs T test which compared the test scores of those who exercised, and those who did not. Final results will be presented at IMSAloquim