The Acute Effect of High-Intensity Exercise on Executive Function: A Meta-Analysis

  title={The Acute Effect of High-Intensity Exercise on Executive Function: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={David Moreau and E. Chou},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={734 - 764}
  • D. Moreau, E. Chou
  • Published 31 July 2019
  • Psychology
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
High-intensity exercise has recently emerged as a potent alternative to aerobic regimens, with ramifications for health and brain function. As part of this trend, single sessions of intense exercise have been proposed as powerful, noninvasive means for transiently enhancing cognition. However, findings in this field remain mixed, and a thorough synthesis of the evidence is lacking. Here, we synthesized the literature in a meta-analysis of the acute effect of high-intensity exercise on executive… 

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