Health and Physical Education | Motor Control | Psychology of Movement
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the performance of in-water scuba diving training activities and simple motor response time. Twenty-four students enrolled in a scuba course had their motor response times measured before and after a one hour training session. Pre- and post-dive response times were measured using an iPad application. Additionally, students were asked to complete a dive history questionnaire to determine their diving experience and health history. Statistical analysis indicated a significant training effect on response time in the recreational scuba divers F (1.00, 23.00) p =.033. The results of this study suggest that basic in-water scuba training activities may improve one's ability to elicit quicker movement responses and lead to faster cognitive processing.
Kovacs, Christopher R. Ph.D. and Paulsen, Trevor D. M.S.
"Effect of In-water SCUBA Diving Activities on Response Time in Recreational Divers,"
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education: Vol. 10
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/ijare/vol10/iss1/2