International Journal of Automotive Engineering
Online ISSN : 2185-0992
Print ISSN : 2185-0984
ISSN-L : 2185-0992
Research Paper
Riding a Motorcycle Affects Cognitive Functions of Healthy Adults
- A preliminary controlled study -
Ryuta KawashimaRui NouchiTaisuke MatsumotoYasunori Tanimoto
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2014 Volume 5 Issue 2 Pages 73-76


We investigated whether riding a motorcycle in daily life has beneficial effects on the cognitive functions of healthy subjects. Twenty-two healthy right-handed men, who had a significant break from riding, participated in this study. They were randomly assigned to either the intervention or control group. The intervention group was asked to ride a motorcycle in their daily life for two months. The intervention group showed improvement of their visuospatial cognition compared with the control group. Results of this study indicate that riding a motorcycle in daily life could have beneficial effects in returning riders.

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