Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student of Motor Learning and Control, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

2 2. Associate Professor, Department of Motor Learning and Control, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of music types on depth perception during fatigue. Statistical population consisted of female students of Faculty of Physical Education at University of Tehran. 45 subjects (mean age 23.3 ± 2.16 years) voluntarily participated in this study. Participants were divided into three groups: slow music, fast music and control. Initially, all subjects participated in the pretest of depth perception using depth perception apparatus. Then, they received a similar exercise until reaching the threshold of exhaustion. After reaching fatigue, their error of depth perception was reassessed. Then, participants were asked to listen to the music specific to each group for 3 minutes in order to assess the effect of music on their depth perception during fatigue. Their depth perception was immediately measured as the posttest. Analysis of variance with repeated measures and one-way analysis of variance were used to analyze the data. The results showed that fast music did not significantly change depth perception error (P=0.602), but slow music significantly reduced this error (P=0.006).


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