International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(September 2020)

The Effect of Martial Arts Training on Task Switching Behavior in Adults

Authors: Kruti Rathi

Pages: 14-17


Martial Arts is known to be associated with enhanced cognitive control in younger children. Nevertheless, there has not been sufficient evidence of its effects being tested in adults. With a focus on this, the current research aims to measure switching costs and mixing costs to know of their cognitive abilities. The experiment conducted made use of a task switching paradigm and collected information from 28 participants. Two groups were made – Experienced (Martial Artists) and Non-Experienced (Non- Martial Artists). The reaction time of experienced group was lesser than the non experienced group. Physical fitness which is commonly associated with Martial Arts is shown to affect reaction times by making it faster.