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Increased physical education at school improves the visual-spatial cognition during adolescence

Jansen, Petra ; Ellinger, Jan ; Lehmann, Jennifer


The main goal of this study was to investigate the influence of an established school programme with a high amount of physical education on visual-spatial ability in a secondary school. One hundred and forty-four adolescents, 69 from sport classes and 75 from regular classes, solved a cognitive processing speed task and a mental rotation task. The results reflect a better cognitive processing ...


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