The Effect of Increased Heart Rate on Memory and Performance of a Motor Sequence
Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness Management
Public Health and Sports Medicine
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 as heart rate is raised the ability to make a change to the learned memory sequence decreases.
heart rate, memory, motor sequence, performance, adaptation
Health and Medical Administration
© Keri L. Nichols
Nichols, Keri L., "The Effect of Increased Heart Rate on Memory and Performance of a Motor Sequence" (2004). MSU Graduate Theses. 1556.