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Title: Embodiment Helps Children Solve a Spatial Working Memory Task: Interactions with Age and Gender
Author(s): Schäfer-Cerasari, Sabine
Language: English
Title: Journal of cognitive enhancement
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Startpage: 233
Endpage: 244
Publisher/Platform: Springer
Year of Publication: 2018
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Physical movement that is meaningfully related to a cognitive task (embodiment) can enhance cognition. The current study investigates whether this effect decreases with age in childhood and young adulthood. In study 1, 7- and 9-year-olds performed a spatial 2-back task either while standing or while walking into the current stimulus field (embodied condition). Seven-year-olds profited from embodiment, while 9-year-olds did not, and boys profited more than girls. Study 2 did not detect an effect of embodiment in young adults in a spatial 3-back task. This indicates that cognitive enhancements induced by embodiment are stronger at younger ages.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1007/s41465-018-0081-4
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Link to this record: hdl:20.500.11880/29341
ISSN: 2509-3290
Date of registration: 29-Jun-2020
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Sportwissenschaft
Professorship: HW - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sabine Schäfer
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