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Cognitive Content of Commercial Exergames

, Santa Catarina State University, Santa Catarina, Brazil ; , Catholic University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil ; , Federal University of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, Brazil ; , , Santa Catarina State University, Santa Catarina, Brazil

International Journal of Game-Based Learning Volume 9, Number 3, ISSN 2155-6849 Publisher: IGI Global


The objective of study was to identify and describe the cognitive content of commercial Exergames through the evaluation of five experts in cognitive functions. The method used to delineate the relevance of the executive functions in Exergames involved the concordance between judges. Based on the evaluation of the experts, regarding the representativeness of the cognitive functions for each modality, 60% agreed moderately that logical reasoning was present in soccer. In athletics, logical reasoning in the launching of dart stands out (60%). In the long jump, 60% of the experts moderately agreed that logical reasoning is present, while in skiing 60% stated that participants used selective attention. In Tennis, 40% of experts agreed that cognitive flexibility is demonstrated. There was great agreement by the experts that the aquarium game involved the presence of selective attention (100%), except in the case of the winding stream. It is concluded that there is a representation of executive functions in the commercial Exergames analyzed.


Fronza, F., Ferrari, E., Ramos, D., Sartori, A. & Cardoso, F. (2019). Cognitive Content of Commercial Exergames. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 9(3), 23-37. IGI Global. Retrieved August 21, 2019 from .