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  • A 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately after

    Former University of Illinois graduate student Neha Gothe and colleagues found that 20 minutes of yoga significantly improved participants' reaction time and accuracy in tests of cognitive function. Gothe is now a professor of kinesiology at Wayne State University.

    Former University of Illinois graduate student Neha Gothe and colleagues found that 20 minutes of yoga significantly improved participants' reaction time and accuracy in tests of cognitive function. Gothe is now a professor of kinesiology at Wayne State University.

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      Former University of Illinois graduate student Neha Gothe and colleagues found that 20 minutes of yoga significantly improved participants' reaction time and accuracy in tests of cognitive function. Gothe is now a professor of kinesiology at Wayne State University.

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      University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Edward McAuley directs the Exercise Psychology Laboratory, where a new study testing the cognitive effects of yoga was conducted.

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  • To reach Edward McAuley, call 217-333-6487; email emcauley@illinois.edu. To reach Neha Gothe, email gothe1@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “The Acute Effects of Yoga on Executive Function,” is available online.