Accession Number : AD0696737

Title :   PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SKILLED WORK AFTER EXERCISE,

Corporate Author : MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CAMBRIDGE (ENGLAND) APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Hammerton,M. ; Tickner,A. H.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A series of experiments was devised to investigate the effect of a burst of violent exercise upon the performance of a skilled visual-motor control task. Groups of subjects were trained to perform an acquisition task of (a) moderate difficulty (1st order control) and (b) great difficulty (2nd order control). It was found that, after a 400 sec burst of activity at a rate of approximately 0.14 hp., subjects at an ordinary level of fitness showed no decrement on task (a) but a marked decrement on task (b). Very fit subjects, however, showed no decrement on task (b). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*PHYSICAL FITNESS, EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY)), MEASUREMENT, MOTOR REACTIONS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE