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Can cognitive function be improved with physical and/or mental exercise?

Ophoven, L.M. van (2014) Can cognitive function be improved with physical and/or mental exercise? Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Abstract

The effect of exercise on cognitive functions has long been explored. Here evidence is gathered to compare the effect of physical exercise with mental exercise on cognitive function in elderly. This thesis concludes that physical exercise as well as mental exercise seem to have a positive influence. Mental exercise is mostly only effective on the specific task practiced, while physical exercise has a more generalized mode of action. Due to this knowledge, hence one can say that physical exercise is a better investment, albeit one can consider them both useful. In order to use the positive aspects of both mental and physical exercise, training programmes with these multimodal exercises are more and more explored. This combination of mental and physical tasks multiplies the effects that can be gained. Exploring this type of exercise combinations may be very meaningful.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:58
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:58
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/11970

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