DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.6.1463

Does Sport Addiction Enhance Frontal Executive Function? The Case of Badminton

Minji Kwon, Yujin Kim, Hyunji Kim, Jingu Kim


The present study aimed to investigate the frontal executive functions of a badminton addiction group (BAG), moderate badminton group (MBG), and avoidance group (AG). The Korean Exercise Addiction Scale was used to evaluate each participant’s addiction status. An oddball paradigm was adopted using Go/NoGo tasks with auditory stimulation. The dependent variables were N200 and P300 amplitudes and latencies. The results revealed that the MBG exhibited a larger P300 amplitude than did the BAG and AG, whereas P300 latency was found to be shorter in the BAG than in the MBG and AG. The N200 amplitude was observed to be smaller in the MBG than the BAG and AD, while N200 latency was found to be shorter in the BAG and the AG than in the MBG. These results highlight that badminton addiction is positively correlated with cognitive functions, which contrasts with results of previous studies that indicated negative psychological consequences.


Exercise Addiction, P300, N200, Executive Function, Badminton

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