A Controlled Study on Young Motorcyclist’s Cognitive Function


  • Anila Ali Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Malaysia Department of Environmental Management and Policy, Faculty of Engineering, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta, Pakistan
  • Roslinah Mohamad Hussain Department of Medical Imaging Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Malaysia




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

eISSN 2398-4295 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 


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How to Cite

Ali, A., & Mohamad Hussain, R. (2018). A Controlled Study on Young Motorcyclist’s Cognitive Function. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 4(15), 10–26. https://doi.org/10.21834/ajbes.v4i15.168