Effect of exercise on cognition in healthy males. A comparative study.


  • Amaila Fazal HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center of Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • Faizan Mirza Department of Physiology, University of Karachi, Pakistan




Exercise, Cognition, Hippocampus, Memory


Cognition is an intellective action of understanding and gaining knowledge through speculation, acquaintance and practices that result in awareness, impression and perception. Cognition, Proprioception and balance all are aspects of ability of the brain to perform at high level at expense of endurance, speed and power. However, increasing age is linked with decrements in periodic memory. Thus, exercise positively impacts brain utility during middle age, particularly frontal lobe-mediated intellectual processes, like organization, programing, reticence and operational memory. The aim of the present study was to observe whether exercise improve cognitive skills or not. The study was conducted on 200 healthy male subjects equally divided in two groups: exercising males and non-exercising males. The subjects were asked to fill in a proforma consisting of visual test and a reading test, which aimed at comparative evaluation of the duration of short term memory between exercisers and non-exercisers. It was found that exercise impacts on frontal lobe to enhance intellectual processes and hippocampus memory processing.




How to Cite

Fazal, A., & Mirza, F. (2016). Effect of exercise on cognition in healthy males. A comparative study. Annals of Psychophysiology, 3, 14–18. https://doi.org/10.29052/2412-3188.v3.i1.2016.14-18