• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 7, Pages: 1-10

Original Article

The Effect of Tai Chi Exercises on the Cognitive Function in Older Adults: an Examination of P300


The purpose of this study is to examine how Tai Chi exercise will affect older adults' cognitive information processing. The participants involved in this study are 30 who have very low physical activity level (below 3200kcal/a week) among older adults 150 (aged 65-70, male and female) of the Y senior citizen center in D city. They were divided in two groups; the experimental group in which they performed Tai Chi exercise and the control group in which they didn't use a table of random number assigned wirelessly. Cognitive function was assessed by neuroelectrical response, and Event-Related Potential (ERP) at Fz, Cz, and Pz during an oddball task. In the results, The Tai Chi exercise group exhibited larger P300 amplitude than the control group. The Tai Chi exercise group exhibited shorter P300 latency than the control group. The results of the analysis revealed that Tai Chi exercise may be beneficial aspects of cognition, particularly among older adults. It was concluded that long-term aerobic exercise like Tai Chi is associated with attenuation of cognitive decline in older adults
Keywords: Aging, Cognitive Function, Older Adult, P300, Tai Chi


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