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Physical Activity Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

 

Physical Activity Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

 

The aim of Physical Activity Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (PAPCNL) conducted by National Taiwan Sport University in 2010 is to explore the relationship physical activity and cognitive health across the lifespan. PAPCNL engages in interdisciplinary field research, drawing from the domains of kinesiology, exercise and sport psychology, and neuroscience. The director of PAPCNL is Dr. Yu-Kai Chang who graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and currently he was awarded Youth Prize of Scholar Category in Taiwan, Da-You Wu Memorial Research Award in Taiwan, and ISSP Developing Scholar Award in Asia.

n   2013 National Science Council: Da-You Wu Project (NSC 102- 2410- H- 179- 014- MY3)

Project: The relationship among fitness, cognition, and obesity in children: Behavioral, ERP and MRI Study

n   2013 National Science Council: Short-Term Study Aboard Project (NSC 102- 2918 -I -179 -001-)

Project: Effects of Fitness and Acute Exercise on Cognition

n   2013 National Science Council: Mind and Neuroimging Project (NSC 102- 2420- H -179 -001- MY3)

        Project: Effects of Exercise Modality on Memory: A fMRI Study

 

       

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Current publications

 

n   Electroencephalography (EEG)

 

 

n  Neuropsychology task 

 

 

n   Chang, Y. K.*, Huang, C. J., Chen, K, F., Hung, T. M. (in press). Physical Activity and Working Memory in Healthy Older Adults: An ERP Study. Psychophysiology.

n   Chang, Y. K.*, Tsai, C. L., Huang, C. C., Wang, C. C., Chu, I. H. (in press). Effects of acute resistance exercise on cognition in late middle-aged adults: General or specific cognitive improvement? Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.

n   Chang, Y. K.*, Tsai, C. L., Huang, C. C., Wang, C. C., Chu, I. H. (2014). Effects of acute resistance exercise on cognition in late middle-aged adults: General or specific cognitive improvement? Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17, 51-55.