The acute cognitive benefits of casual exergame play

  title={The acute cognitive benefits of casual exergame play},
  author={Yue Gao and Regan Lee Mandryk},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  • Yue Gao, R. Mandryk
  • Published 5 May 2012
  • Education, Psychology
  • Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Acute cognitive benefits, such as temporary improvements in concentration, can result from as few as ten minutes of exercise; however, most people do not take exercise breaks throughout the day. To motivate people to receive the cognitive benefits of exercising in short bursts multiple times per day, we designed an engaging casual exergame. To determine whether there are cognitive benefits after playing our game, we conducted two studies to compare playing ten minutes of our casual exergame to… 

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