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Spatial and verbal memory tests scores following yoga and fine arts camps for school children
Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2004
Pages: 353-356
Source ID: shanti-sources-21284
Zotero Collections: Psychology and Contemplation
Abstract:

The performance scores of children (aged 11 to 16 years) in verbal and spatial memory tests were compared for two groups (n = 30, each), one attending a yoga camp and the other a fine arts camp. Both groups were assessed on the memory tasks initially and after ten days of their respective interventions. A control group (n = 30) was similarly studied to assess the test – retest effect. At the final assessment the yoga group showed a significant increase of 43% in spatial memory scores (Multivariate analysis, Tukey test), while the fine arts and control groups showed no change. The results suggest that yoga practice, including physical postures, yoga breathing, meditation

Subjects: 
Psychology and Contemplation