Title

The Effect of Increased Heart Rate on Memory and Performance of a Motor Sequence

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Keywords

heart rate, memory, motor sequence, performance, adaptation

Abstract

This study was conducted to assess how an elevated heart rate affected an adolescent female's ability to adapt a learned motor sequence. Participants (N=32) mastered a basketball dribbling sequence and then the test group raised their heart rate. All participants were then asked to make modifications to the original sequence through verbal cues and to perform the new sequence.Results indicate that cardiovascular fatigue could impact the athletes' ability to adapt learned motor sequences possibly because fatigue may limit the capacity to successful encode the actionintent- cue or recognize the already memorized cue.

Recommended Citation

Masterson, G., J. Masterson, and M. S. Keri Nicolas. "The Effect of Increased Heart Rate on Memory and Performance of a Motor Sequence. J Athl Enhanc 5: 6." of 9 (2016): 2.

DOI for the article

10.4172/2324-9080.1000244

Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

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