Acute Exercise and Emotion Recognition in Young Adolescents

Brand, Serge and Gerber, Markus and Colledge, Flora and Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith and Pühse, Uwe and Ludyga, Sebastian. (2019) Acute Exercise and Emotion Recognition in Young Adolescents. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 41 (3). pp. 129-136.

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While there is evidence that acute bouts of aerobic and coordinative exercise positively affect attention and executive functions, no study has focused on the impact of acute exercise on facial-emotion processing. A total of 106 adolescents (mean age 13.0 years) were randomly assigned to a group performing either an aerobic exercise session (AER), an aerobic exercise session with coordinative demands (AER+C), or stretching. Before and after the 35-min experimental session, participants completed computerized facial-emotion labeling and emotion-matching tasks. Facial-emotion labeling, but not emotion matching, increased over time, but more so in AER and AER+C conditions. When aerobic exercise is combined with coordinative demands, greater benefits seem to be elicited for some aspects of facial-emotion recognition. Results suggest a new direction for the influence of exercising on dimensions of psychological functioning, namely on emotion processing and social cognition.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Sport, Bewegung und Gesundheit > Bereich Sportwissenschaft > Sportwissenschaften (Pühse)
UniBasel Contributors:Ludyga, Sebastian and Brand, Serge and Gerber, Markus and Colledge, Flora and Pühse, Uwe
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Human Kinetics Publishers
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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