Impact of an active life-style on emotional memory

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https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.15.1.21446

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sport activity, memory, emotions, modulation

Abstract

Aerobic and resistance exercise has been related to phys­i­cal health promotion, besides in the last years its effects at a cognitive level has been investigated. Based on that, the aim of the current work was to evaluate the possible effect of having an active life style on emotional memory. Forty-eight adults of early and middle age par­ticipated (range: 18-58 years old) who complete a report through the Inter­national Physical Activity Questionnaire about the amount and type of physical activity performed in a typical or reg­ular week, i.e. a week sustained in the last three months of their lives. To evaluate emotional memory participants watched positive, negative and neu­tral images selected from the International Affective Picture System. Then, how many images they recall and recognize was evaluated (immediate and deferred measures). Participants that had a high level of physical activity in their lives remember immediately more posi­tive images than those participants with a low or moder­ate level of activity. Besides, this group obtained better results in the immediate recognition measure. Thus, in­corporate physical activity as a life style shows benefits in the emotional positive memory.

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Maximiliano Bossio, Lab. Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia Cognitiva LINC CEMSC3 ECyT UNSAM Universidad de Buernos Aires

Nadia Justel, Lab. Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia Cognitiva (LINC) CEMSC3, ECyT, UNSAM, CONICET

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Published

2018-07-17

How to Cite

Bossio, M., & Justel, N. (2018). Impact of an active life-style on emotional memory. Acción Psicológica, 15(1), 39–56. https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.15.1.21446

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