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Proprioceptive Training Improves Working Memory

9th September, 2015

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A pilot study published in Perceptual and Motor Skills examined whether regular classroom instruction, yoga or proprioceptive training improved working memory in individuals 18-59 years old.  The experimental group participated in proprioceptive activities along with one other factor ie locomotion or navigation.  Some of the tasks were climbing trees, walking on a balance beam, carrying awkwardly weighted objects, running barefoot, etc.  The two control groups were regular classroom lectures and static yoga postures.  After two hours, working memory was tested again and the following results were recorded:
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