Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2016, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 141–148

The influence of physical activity status on the theta rhythm distribution

Lalaeva G. S. 1 (Tomsk, Russian Federation), Zakharova A. N. 1 (Tomsk, Russian Federation), Kabachkova A. V. 1 (Tomsk, Russian Federation)
1 National Research Tomsk State University,Tomsk, Russian Federation

The aim of this research is to analyze the theta rhythm distribution in volunteers with a different physical activity status. We examine forty healthy males divided into four groups ac-cording to degree with physical activity (low, moderate, high dynamic and high static). The electroencephalographic data are recorded during both eyes-closed and eyes-open resting conditions. Resting state recordings had no differences in terms of the amplitude of the theta rhythm in representatives of groups. In their turn, the changes during eyes-closed and eyes-open conditions are more pronounced in the groups with high physical activity. For example, theta activity in high dynamic group decreases in the temporal region during eyes-open and in-creases in eyes-closed conditions. This rhythm in high static group increases in the occipital re-gion during eyes-open and reduces in eyes-closed conditions. We assume that a physical activi-ty status influences the formation of theta waves.


rhythmic activity, theta activity, theta band, hemispheric asymmetry, eyes-closed, eyes-open, dynamic exercise, static exercise, physical inactivity

The influence of physical activity status on the theta rhythm distribution

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Lalaeva G. S., Zakharova A. N., Kabachkova A. V. The influence of physical activity status on the theta rhythm distribution. Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2016, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 141–148. DOI:
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Date of the publication 29.02.2016