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Acute Supramaximal Exercise Increases the Brain Oxygenation in Relation to Cognitive Workload.

Bediz CS, Oniz A, Guducu C, Ural Demirci E, Ogut H, Gunay E, Cetinkaya C, Ozgoren M - Front Hum Neurosci (2016)

Bottom Line: When performers were compared, in the HP group, the oxy-Hb values in post-exercise 2-Back test were significantly higher than those in pre-exercise 2-Back test.HP had significantly higher post-exercise oxy-Hb change (Δ) than those of LP.This can become a valuable parameter for future studies on human factor.

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Affiliation: Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul UniversityIzmir, Turkey; Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul UniversityIzmir, Turkey.

ABSTRACT
Single bout of exercise can improve the performance on cognitive tasks. However, cognitive responses may be controversial due to different type, intensity, and duration of exercise. In addition, the mechanism of the effect of acute exercise on brain is still unclear. This study was aimed to investigate the effects of supramaximal exercise on cognitive tasks by means of brain oxygenation monitoring. The brain oxygenation of Prefrontal cortex (PFC) was measured on 35 healthy male volunteers via functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) system. Subjects performed 2-Back test before and after the supramaximal exercise wingate anerobic test (WAnT) lasting 30-s on cycle ergometer. The PFC oxygenation change evaluation revealed that PFC oxygenation rise during post-exercise 2-Back task was considerably higher than those in pre-exercise 2-Back task. In order to describe the relationship between oxygenation change and exercise performance, subjects were divided into two groups as high performers (HP) and low performers (LP) according to their peak power values (PP) obtained from the supramaximal test. The oxy-hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) values were compared between pre- and post-exercise conditions within subjects and also between subjects according to peak power. When performers were compared, in the HP group, the oxy-Hb values in post-exercise 2-Back test were significantly higher than those in pre-exercise 2-Back test. HP had significantly higher post-exercise oxy-Hb change (Δ) than those of LP. In addition, PP of the total group were significantly correlated with Δoxy-Hb.The key findings of the present study revealed that acute supramaximal exercise has an impact on the brain oxygenation during a cognitive task. Also, the higher the anerobic PP describes the larger the oxy-Hb response in post-exercise cognitive task. The current study also demonstrated a significant correlation between peak power (exercise load) and post-exercise hemodynamic responses (oxy-, deoxy- and total-Hb). The magnitude of this impact might be related with the physical performance capacities of the individuals. This can become a valuable parameter for future studies on human factor.

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The demonstration of oxy- and deoxy-Hb average levels in central PFC area during pre- and post-exercise 2-Back tests for the whole group. Standard deviations are also marked in line with average as vertical lines (Note that only positive deflection is displayed for the sake of simplicity). Left panel indicated oxy-Hb and right panel indicated deoxy-Hb results. Vertical scale denotes the strength of fNIRS signal in μMolar units, which is normalized to baseline. Horizontal scale denotes the time scale in minutes. Vertical dashed lines denote pre-, during and post- exercise onsets and durations. The dotted lines represent the periods of warm-up and cool-down.
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Figure 3: The demonstration of oxy- and deoxy-Hb average levels in central PFC area during pre- and post-exercise 2-Back tests for the whole group. Standard deviations are also marked in line with average as vertical lines (Note that only positive deflection is displayed for the sake of simplicity). Left panel indicated oxy-Hb and right panel indicated deoxy-Hb results. Vertical scale denotes the strength of fNIRS signal in μMolar units, which is normalized to baseline. Horizontal scale denotes the time scale in minutes. Vertical dashed lines denote pre-, during and post- exercise onsets and durations. The dotted lines represent the periods of warm-up and cool-down.

Mentions: In the present study, 35 healthy subjects were recruited. In order to evaluate the performance dependent results, pre and post exercise PFC oxygenation levels during 2-Back tests were compared for both HP and LP groups with two-way mixed ANOVA. The oxy-Hb, deoxy-Hb, and total-Hb values of the groups were demonstrated for pre- and post-exercise 2-Back sessions were demonstrated in Table 2. Also the demonstration of oxy-Hb and deoxy-Hb levels in central PFC area during pre- and post-exercise 2-Back tests were given for whole group averages in Figure 3. All of the figures represent the group averages during related task (pre- and post-exercise 2-back).


Acute Supramaximal Exercise Increases the Brain Oxygenation in Relation to Cognitive Workload.

Bediz CS, Oniz A, Guducu C, Ural Demirci E, Ogut H, Gunay E, Cetinkaya C, Ozgoren M - Front Hum Neurosci (2016)

The demonstration of oxy- and deoxy-Hb average levels in central PFC area during pre- and post-exercise 2-Back tests for the whole group. Standard deviations are also marked in line with average as vertical lines (Note that only positive deflection is displayed for the sake of simplicity). Left panel indicated oxy-Hb and right panel indicated deoxy-Hb results. Vertical scale denotes the strength of fNIRS signal in μMolar units, which is normalized to baseline. Horizontal scale denotes the time scale in minutes. Vertical dashed lines denote pre-, during and post- exercise onsets and durations. The dotted lines represent the periods of warm-up and cool-down.
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Figure 3: The demonstration of oxy- and deoxy-Hb average levels in central PFC area during pre- and post-exercise 2-Back tests for the whole group. Standard deviations are also marked in line with average as vertical lines (Note that only positive deflection is displayed for the sake of simplicity). Left panel indicated oxy-Hb and right panel indicated deoxy-Hb results. Vertical scale denotes the strength of fNIRS signal in μMolar units, which is normalized to baseline. Horizontal scale denotes the time scale in minutes. Vertical dashed lines denote pre-, during and post- exercise onsets and durations. The dotted lines represent the periods of warm-up and cool-down.
Mentions: In the present study, 35 healthy subjects were recruited. In order to evaluate the performance dependent results, pre and post exercise PFC oxygenation levels during 2-Back tests were compared for both HP and LP groups with two-way mixed ANOVA. The oxy-Hb, deoxy-Hb, and total-Hb values of the groups were demonstrated for pre- and post-exercise 2-Back sessions were demonstrated in Table 2. Also the demonstration of oxy-Hb and deoxy-Hb levels in central PFC area during pre- and post-exercise 2-Back tests were given for whole group averages in Figure 3. All of the figures represent the group averages during related task (pre- and post-exercise 2-back).

Bottom Line: When performers were compared, in the HP group, the oxy-Hb values in post-exercise 2-Back test were significantly higher than those in pre-exercise 2-Back test.HP had significantly higher post-exercise oxy-Hb change (Δ) than those of LP.This can become a valuable parameter for future studies on human factor.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul UniversityIzmir, Turkey; Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul UniversityIzmir, Turkey.

ABSTRACT
Single bout of exercise can improve the performance on cognitive tasks. However, cognitive responses may be controversial due to different type, intensity, and duration of exercise. In addition, the mechanism of the effect of acute exercise on brain is still unclear. This study was aimed to investigate the effects of supramaximal exercise on cognitive tasks by means of brain oxygenation monitoring. The brain oxygenation of Prefrontal cortex (PFC) was measured on 35 healthy male volunteers via functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) system. Subjects performed 2-Back test before and after the supramaximal exercise wingate anerobic test (WAnT) lasting 30-s on cycle ergometer. The PFC oxygenation change evaluation revealed that PFC oxygenation rise during post-exercise 2-Back task was considerably higher than those in pre-exercise 2-Back task. In order to describe the relationship between oxygenation change and exercise performance, subjects were divided into two groups as high performers (HP) and low performers (LP) according to their peak power values (PP) obtained from the supramaximal test. The oxy-hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) values were compared between pre- and post-exercise conditions within subjects and also between subjects according to peak power. When performers were compared, in the HP group, the oxy-Hb values in post-exercise 2-Back test were significantly higher than those in pre-exercise 2-Back test. HP had significantly higher post-exercise oxy-Hb change (Δ) than those of LP. In addition, PP of the total group were significantly correlated with Δoxy-Hb.The key findings of the present study revealed that acute supramaximal exercise has an impact on the brain oxygenation during a cognitive task. Also, the higher the anerobic PP describes the larger the oxy-Hb response in post-exercise cognitive task. The current study also demonstrated a significant correlation between peak power (exercise load) and post-exercise hemodynamic responses (oxy-, deoxy- and total-Hb). The magnitude of this impact might be related with the physical performance capacities of the individuals. This can become a valuable parameter for future studies on human factor.

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