What is the immediate effect of physical exercise on one's cognitive performance?

Most studies I have found a study regarding the long term effect of a lifestyle which includes exercise and the outcome has been found to be positive and counteracted degeneration.

I have also found studies which examine the effect of short exercises (10-15 minutes, medium intensity) which has also found to have "improved affective experience and enhanced cognitive processing"

What is the effect of a long workout (over 1h) on the mental capabilites?

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    $\begingroup$ Hello and welcome to Cognitive Sciences! Will you please provide the results of your initial research? For instance, after a quick Google search I found the top entry to answer your question and provide some resources for further learning. Is this what you were looking for? $\endgroup$
    – mflo-ByeSE
    Aug 1, 2017 at 16:07
  • $\begingroup$ Not your question but related: in addition to research showing that you do learn better after exercise, it also shows that you can retain more information by exercising a few hours after learning. This being said, individual effects also come into play (though they are beyond the scope of this forum). $\endgroup$
    – mflo-ByeSE
    Aug 1, 2017 at 16:11
  • $\begingroup$ One's "Mental capabilities" is quite broad/unclear. Could you perhaps try to specify it a bit more? $\endgroup$ Aug 1, 2017 at 18:32
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    $\begingroup$ I have edited the question and included the two studies I found most informative. I am interested in the ability to learn, process information and perhaps problem solving abilities, such as logical problems, if that is not too broad. $\endgroup$
    – B.Swan
    Aug 1, 2017 at 18:42


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