Does the brain work better:

...sitting rather than lying down.

...standing rather than sitting.

...walking rather than standing.

I have found this research, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3973903/, The effect of body posture on cognitive performance: a question of sleep quality, but it does not speak to decision making. The same for http://razlab.mcgill.ca/docs/Body_posture_alters_human_resting_state.pdf.

Can you offer examples of studies of cognitive function vs. body position.

  • $\begingroup$ The N-back task used in Muehlhan et al. (2014) you cite is a working memory task, which is 'cognitive function' as you ask for at the end of your question. But, from the rest of your question I understand you are interested in the impact of different body postures on higher-level decision making. $\endgroup$
    – Steven Jeuris
    Sep 4, 2019 at 13:35
  • $\begingroup$ @StevenJeuris Oh, I don't know ...I didn't know working memory is not a 'higher' function. $\endgroup$ Sep 5, 2019 at 3:16
  • $\begingroup$ That's not what I said... I am implying (and maybe should have made it explicit) that your question is not "Can you offer examples of studies of cognitive function vs. body position." If it is, you are answering it yourself by linking to Muehlhan et al. (2014). $\endgroup$
    – Steven Jeuris
    Sep 5, 2019 at 7:07


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