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Clinical Trial

The effects of task familiarity and training status on subjective time perception during exercise

In the absence of a timekeeping device, the passage of time has to be estimated by the person experiencing it. Time is perceived to pass at different rates under different conditions. For example, time seems to pass at a faster rate when attention is occupied (time flies when you are having fun), but at a slower rate in times of emotional or physical distress. Time estimation is important in sports and during exercise because misjudging how time passes could affect performance. This study is being done to investigate how people of high and low fitness levels experience the passage of time during exercise on different forms of activity. I will also investigate if using a different mode of exercise has an impact on the subjective experience of time.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Inclusion criteria: Men or women Age 18 - 45 years at the time of participation >6 months of consistent running experience ( 3 or more days/week; trained group), or 1 or fewer days of running per week for the past 6 months (untrained group) Exclusion criteria: Answering YES to any of the questions in the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) Women who are pregnant according to a pregnancy test taken before time of testing

Contact Information

    Andrew Moore

    (650) 477-7746