Title

The Effects Of Physical Exercise On The Short Term Memory Of Adolescents

Author(s)

Andrew Huang

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Written Paper Award

1st Place

Abstract

Physical exercise can improve memory by increasing blood flow and increasing hippocampal neurogenesis. There are 2 types of exercises, aerobic and anaerobic. In this experiment, aerobic exercise was used to measure the short term memory in adolescents aged 14-16. It was predicted that the experimental group would outperform the control group with a significant increase in test speed. Experimentation was accomplished by splitting subjects into two groups, one control and one experimental. The experimental group did 10 minutes of exercise, while the control group did zero minutes of exercise. Both groups did the same maze before and after the 10 minutes, and a difference was calculated by subtracting the two scores. The difference was then rounded and graphed. The data supported the hypothesis that the experimental group would complete the test faster than the control group. The mean and standard deviation for the control group was higher than the experimental group, which supported the hypothesis. In conclusion, physical exercise improved short term memory in adolescents aged 14-16 based on an unpooled independent t-test with an alpha of 0.05. /

Location

Owens G02

Start Date

4-16-2016 8:45 AM

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Apr 16th, 8:45 AM

The Effects Of Physical Exercise On The Short Term Memory Of Adolescents

Owens G02

Physical exercise can improve memory by increasing blood flow and increasing hippocampal neurogenesis. There are 2 types of exercises, aerobic and anaerobic. In this experiment, aerobic exercise was used to measure the short term memory in adolescents aged 14-16. It was predicted that the experimental group would outperform the control group with a significant increase in test speed. Experimentation was accomplished by splitting subjects into two groups, one control and one experimental. The experimental group did 10 minutes of exercise, while the control group did zero minutes of exercise. Both groups did the same maze before and after the 10 minutes, and a difference was calculated by subtracting the two scores. The difference was then rounded and graphed. The data supported the hypothesis that the experimental group would complete the test faster than the control group. The mean and standard deviation for the control group was higher than the experimental group, which supported the hypothesis. In conclusion, physical exercise improved short term memory in adolescents aged 14-16 based on an unpooled independent t-test with an alpha of 0.05. /