Date of Award
Paul D. Loprinzi
Dissertation / Thesis
The relationship between exercise and memory is notable. Recently, there has been a sparked interest in studying the effects of exercise on attenuating memory interference. There have been several studies that have investigated whether acute exercise can attenuate memory interference. However, this thesis specifically studies the effects of habitual physical activity on attenuating the memory interference effect, which has been infrequently studied. One-hundred and nine young adults completed an online survey evaluating their physical activity behavior and memory interference, assessed via an AB/AC paradigm. We were effective in inducing proactive interference (p = .001), but physical activity was not associated with memory interference (p > .05). Future research is needed in this under-investigated area.
McKissack, Lilianne Belle, "Evaluation of Whether Habitual Physical Activity is Associated with an Attenuated Memory Interference Effect" (2021). Honors Theses. 1634.
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