The association between physical activity and attentional control in younger and older middle-aged adults: an ERP study.

Winneke, Axel H., Godde, Ben, Reuter, Eva-Maria, Vieluf, Solveig and Voelcker-Rehage, Claudia (2012) The association between physical activity and attentional control in younger and older middle-aged adults: an ERP study.. GeroPsych, 25 4: 207-221. doi:10.1024/1662-9647/a000072


Author Winneke, Axel H.
Godde, Ben
Reuter, Eva-Maria
Vieluf, Solveig
Voelcker-Rehage, Claudia
Title The association between physical activity and attentional control in younger and older middle-aged adults: an ERP study.
Journal name GeroPsych   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1662-9647
1662-971X
Publication date 2012-12-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1024/1662-9647/a000072
Volume 25
Issue 4
Start page 207
End page 221
Total pages 15
Place of publication Goettingen, Germany
Publisher Hogrefe Verlag GmbH
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study investigates the association between physical activity level and attentional control in a group of younger and older middle-aged adults (MA). Participants performed a Flanker task; two types of conflict were analyzed: response and perceptual conflict. For perceptual conflict, behavioral findings suggest that, irrespective of age, physical activity is positively associated with attentional control. For response conflicts, only highly active younger MA showed better attentional control, indicated by increased amplitudes of the event related potential N2 and reduced interference costs by distracting information. Physical activity did not modulate P3 amplitudes. The findings are discussed with respect to physical activity as functional approach to maintain cognitive functioning across the lifespan.
Keyword Physical activity
Middle adulthood
Attentional control
Electrophysiology (ERPs)
Flanker task
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
 
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