ATTENTION KIDS AND PARENTS! Children Needed for Exercise and Brain Function Study!

Study Overview

DO YOU HAVE A CHILD 8-10 YEARS OF AGE or DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS A CHILD AGE 8-10?
 
Researchers from the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Purdue University are looking for children to take part in a study on how exercise may influence thinking and brain function.
 
Your child's participation will help researchers learn more about the relationship between exercise and human thinking.

Study Description

Who is Eligible
  • Children who are 8-10 years of age
  • Speak/understand English as primary language
  • No disability that prevents cognitive and exercise testing
  • Normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • Must not be taking any type of anti-psychotic, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety medications or any medications used to treat ADD/ADHD
  • Must be willing to travel to Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN for study visits
What is Involved
2 in-person study visits at Purdue University campus (6 hrs total):
  • Visit #1 (approx. 3-3.5 hrs) - complete health-related and demographic questionnaires, paper-and-pencil and computerized games, and a fitness test battery to assess motor skills and aerobic fitness
  • Visit #2 (approx. 3-3.5 hrs) - complete a 20-min bout of exercise and recoding of brain waves using techniques such as an electroencephalogram (EEG) while playing computer games. An EEG is a non-invasive test where your child will wear a cap that measures electrical signals.
Compensation
  • Participants will receive up to $80 for completing all of the study requirements.  Free parking is also provided.
How to Participate
**IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY,  please reach out to the study team directly at (765) 496-7781 or panchlaboratory@purdue.edu

Additional Information

Study Title:  Acute exercise effects on executive function and memory in children


  • IRB Number: 2020-123 (PURDUE)
  • Research Study Identifier: TX11378
  • Principal Investigator: Shih-Chun (Alvin) Kao

Recruitment Status

Open

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