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hojabrnia R, Nezakat-Alhosseini M, Esfarjani F, Movahedi A. Effects of Aerobic Training on Female Students' Memory Quotient According to Time of Test. Advances in Cognitive Sciences 2016; 18 (1) :58-67
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1- Department of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
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Objective: Many studies have shown the beneficial effects of aerobic training on cognitive functions among which memory regarded as pivotal. Several studies have described the effect of time of the day on cognitive functions including memory. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of aerobic training on memory quotient in relation to diurnal variations.
Method: A sample of 36 female students from Isfahan University (mean age 24.11± 2.58 years) were selected through convenience sampling. Before and after aerobic exercise, the participants' memory quotients were assessed using the Wechsler’s Memory Scale (WMS) at 8 Am and 4 Pm. An analysis of ANOVA with repeated measures was used to analyze the data.
Results: Findings showed that the average point score (APS) of memory quotient was better in the evening pretest than in the morning pretest. Moreover, the prtcipants’ APS of memory quotient had a significant increase after aerobic exercise than before aerobic exercise upon morning intervention . Meanwhile, aerobic exercise exerted no significant effect on APS upon evening intervention.
Conclusion: According to the findings of the present study, it can be concluded that training aerobic exercise in the morning exerts a positive effect on memory quotient of participants. Therefore, it seems that it is important to consider the time of the day when assessing optimal cognitive functioning following aerobic exercise. 
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Received: 2015/02/5 | Accepted: 2015/09/1 | Published: 2016/05/21

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