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Effects of simultaneously performed cognitive and physical training in older adults

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neuroscience, September 2013
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Title
Effects of simultaneously performed cognitive and physical training in older adults
Published in
BMC Neuroscience, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2202-14-103
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Authors

Nathan Theill, Vera Schumacher, Rolf Adelsberger, Mike Martin, Lutz Jäncke

Abstract

While many studies confirm the positive effect of cognitive and physical training on cognitive performance of older adults, only little is known about the effects of simultaneously performed cognitive and physical training. In the current study, older adults simultaneously performed a verbal working memory and a cardiovascular training to improve cognitive and motor-cognitive dual task performance. Twenty training sessions of 30 minutes each were conducted over a period of ten weeks, with a test session before, in the middle, and after the training. Training gains were tested in measures of selective attention, paired-associates learning, executive control, reasoning, memory span, information processing speed, and motor-cognitive dual task performance in the form of walking and simultaneously performing a working memory task.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 273 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 49 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 44 15%
Researcher 34 12%
Student > Bachelor 27 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 22 8%
Other 55 19%
Unknown 56 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 65 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 40 14%
Sports and Recreations 34 12%
Neuroscience 23 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 21 7%
Other 35 12%
Unknown 69 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 August 2017.
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#3,775,350
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Outputs from BMC Neuroscience
#181
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Outputs of similar age
#33,494
of 186,266 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Neuroscience
#1
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