About the study

The aim of the study is to explore the effects of different exercise and non-exercise interventions on cognitive performance during exercise. Participating in the research involves completing a graded exercise test and performing cognitive tests during exercise while your brain activity is recorded using electroencephalography (EEG). Research outcomes could provide insight into effective strategies to improve cognitive function in athletes and populations who rely on high cognitive performance under conditions of physical exertion (e.g. defence force personnel and first responders).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Healthy, right-handed adults aged 18-45
  • Low, moderate or high levels of physical activity
  • Body mass index (BMI) of 18.5-29.9 kg.m2
  • No current or history of endocrine, metabolic, cardiorespiratory, mood, psychiatric, neurological, cognitive or language disorders
  • Not taking regular neurological or cardiovascular medications


Upon completion of the study you will receive a $200 honorarium. You can

Contact details for more information or to register your interest

Email: unisa.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au

Phone: 08  83021365