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Findings on Perceptual and Motor Skill Research Discussed by Investigators at University of KwaZulu-Natal

January 31, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Investigators publish new report on Health and Medicine. According to news originating from Durban, South Africa , by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Few studies have investigated the effects of music on trained athletes during high intensity endurance tasks. Therefore, this study investigated the effects of different music tempion performance, psychological, and physiological responses of well-trained cyclists to time trial cycling. 10 male road cyclists (M age = 35 yr., SD = 7), with a minimum of three years racing experience, performed four 20-km time trials on a Computrainer T Pro 3D indoor cycle trainer over a period of four weeks." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of KwaZulu-Natal , "The time-trials were spaced one week apart. The music conditions for each trial were randomised between fast-tempo (140 bpm), medium-tempo (120 bpm), slow-tempo (100 bpm), and no music. Performance (completion time, power output, average speed and cadence), physiological (heart rate, oxygen consumption, breathing frequency and respiratory exchange ratio), psychophysical (RPE), and psychological (mood states) data were collected for each trial. Results indicated no significant changes in performance, physiological, or psychophysical variables." According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Total mood disturbance and tension increased significantly in the fast-tempo trial when compared with medium and no-music conditions." For more information on this research see: Effects Of Music Tempo On Performance, Psychological, And Physiological Variables During 20 Km Cycling In Well-trained Cyclists. Perceptual and Motor Skills , 2013;117(2):484-497. Perceptual and Motor Skills can be contacted at: Ammons Scientific, Ltd , PO Box 9229, Missoula, MT 59807-9229, USA (see also Health and Medicine ). The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from B.J. Dyer , University of KwaZulu Natal , Discipline Biokinet Exercise & Leisure Sci, ZA-4000 Durban, South Africa . Keywords for this news article include: Durban, South Africa , Psychological, Health and Medicine Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC

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