Start: February 12, 2024 1 p.m.
End: February 12, 2024 2 p.m.

Join the College of Health for this faculty research presentation.

Exercise and cognition: How the mind influences (and is influenced by) exercise

Session Description: In this presentation, I will discuss some of the studies I have conducted regarding the effects of acute exercise on cognitive functioning among adults and older adults. Cognitive functioning was measured via computerized tests such as the Stroop test, but also via more applied cognition tasks such as driving or completing a pill organizer. I will also cover studies related to exercise motivation, and how cognition can be modified to increase participants’ physical activity.

Featured Speaker:

Dr. Jean-Charles Lebeau is an Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology in the School of Kinesiology. He is also the coordinator of the Master Program in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. His research interests revolve around the relationship between exercise and cognitions, and more generally exercise motivation.