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Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management
Research has suggested that exercise has an effect on memory function. Studies have also shown that exercise mitigates the effects of stress. The relationship between exercise and stress in regard to memory function is noteworthy. There has been little research on this relationship in young adults. This thesis discusses the effects of acute exercise on the episodic memory of young adults when they are exposed to a psychosocial stressor. The results of the research study show that acute aerobic exercise before memory encoding or consolidation was not associated with memory function after exposure to a stressor. Future research in this area is needed.
Koehler, Lauren, "The Effects of Acute Exercise and Psychological Stress on Episodic Memory" (2020). Honors Theses. 1270.
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