Dr. Rachel Flynn co-authors literature review on effects of exergames on executive function in youth

Author: SF State Campus Memo
October 16, 2023

Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Development Rachel Flynn is co-author of a paper, “A Literature Review on the Effects of Exergames on Executive Function in Youth,” in the fall 2023 issue of Technology, Mind and Behavior.  

The paper investigates the effect of exergames (video games that promote cognitive and physical activity simultaneously) on youth, focusing on executive function. The literature review examined exergames’ impact on cognition, defined experimental conditions and identified gaps for future research. The authors concluded that exergames have great potential to improve executive function in youth. 

-SF State Campus Memo