Age has less effect on this study. 4. The Methods section in this article is pretty challenging because it contains descriptions of complex measures like the visuo-spatial task switch test. Try not to get bogged down in the details of these measures. The important idea here is to understand in general what the four groups were and what variables they tried to measure in each group. This table might help make it clear: Group age VO 2 max BMI switch costs switch RT
PSY 250 MPW sedentary aerobic meditation t’ai chi The idea is that each cell in the table could be filled in with their data, so we'd know how, for example, meditators compared to aerobic exercisers in terms of BMI. If you had to summarize the methodology of this study, how would you say it? In other words, what did they do in the study in order to collect their data? 2 points The researchers tested the capacity of aerobic by measuring each persons VO2 Max by making them walk a 1 mile. Executive attention was tested by a visuospatial task switch test. They then measured each person’s BMI and recorded it. The researches came up with groups that provided the data to support their theories. 5. Do you know anyone who meditates or does t’ai chi ? Let's say I know someone who meditates but, in my opinion, she's not very quick mentally. In
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