Kate O'Keeffe

Kate O'Keeffe
Loughborough University | Lough

PhD

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Publications (9)
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Humans exposed to hypoxia are susceptible to physiological and psychological impairment. Music has ergogenic effects through enhancing psychological factors such as mood, emotion, and cognition. This study aimed to investigate music as a tool for mitigating the performance decrements observed in hypoxia. Thirteen males (mean ± SD; 24 ± 4 years) com...
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This study investigated the individual and combined effects of mental fatigue (MF) and hypoxia (HYP) on physical and cognitive performance. Fifteen males (24 ± 3 years) completed one familiarization session and six experimental trials, including: 1) normoxia (0.209 FiO2) and no MF; 2) normoxia (0.209 FiO2) with MF; 3) mild normobaric HYP (0.13 FiO2...
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Despite research indicating the negative impact that mental fatigue has on physical and cognitive performance, whether this is a result of mental fatigue or a state of under-arousal remains unclear. The current research aimed to explore the effectiveness of the methods being used to induce mental fatigue. Twelve participants attended six sessions i...
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Background: Virtual reality (VR) use is limited by the potential side effects of prolonged exposure to vection, leading to motion sickness. Air temperature (Ta) may exacerbate the severity of such side effects through a synergistic interaction. This study assessed the individual and combined impact of a hot Ta and VR on motion sickness severity....
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Humans ascending to high altitude are susceptible to debilitating psychological alterations which include severe mood changes, cognitive fatigue, and neuropsychological impairments. The combination of environmental stressors that occur at altitude can further inhibit both physical and cognitive performance. PURPOSE: Music has ergogenic effects on p...
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Introduction: The use of virtual reality for training, medical and recreational applications is limited by the side effects of prolonged exposure to vection. Secondary factors such as ambient temperature may be crucial in modulating the onset and severity of these side effects. To understand the role of environmental temperature in modulating nause...
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High-altitude ascent can expose individuals to both physical and cognitive stress in combination. Despite this, limited research has investigated the combined influence of low oxygen concentrations and cognitive fatigue on high-intensity exercise performance. The aim of the present study was to investigate the combined effects of cognitive fatigue...

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This project will seek to investigate the impact of multifactorial environments on the capacity to perform physical and cognitive tasks. The project aims to span an array of working, sporting, recreation and clinical environments, drawing upon fundamental sciences such as cognitive psychology, neurophysiology and thermoregulation to direct the research. As well as developing an integrated perspective on the human response to environmental challenges, this project will aim to advance understanding of the key factors that limit human performance.