A Controlled Study on Young Motorcyclist’s Cognitive Function
Keywords:Motorcycle noise, Motorcyclists, Neuropsychological assessment, Reaction-time
Young motorcyclists are exposed to high noise exposure which can affect their cognitive function. This study was designed to evaluate the cognitive function of undergraduate University students (aged: 19-25) which ride a motorcycle as a primary mode of transportation. Total of 60 motorcyclists participated which were divided into two groups: an experimental group which performed neuropsychological battery test under motorcycle noise (≤90 dBA) and control group under controlled laboratory noise (≤65 dBA). The result showed significantly better cognitive performance (p < 0.05) of a control group. The results demonstrated that motorcycle noise significantly decreased the cognitive performance of the experimental group (p < 0.05).
Keywords: Motorcycle noise; Motorcyclists; Neuropsychological assessment; Reaction-time
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