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Exercise training increases size of hippocampus and improves memory
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It is shown that aerobic exercise training increases the size of the anterior hippocampus, leading to improvements in spatial memory, and that increased hippocampal volume is associated with greater serum levels of BDNF, a mediator of neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus.
Fitness Effects on the Cognitive Function of Older Adults
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Fitness training was found to have robust but selective benefits for cognition, with the largest fitness-induced benefits occurring for executive-control processes.
Be smart, exercise your heart: exercise effects on brain and cognition
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A growing number of studies support the idea that physical exercise is a lifestyle factor that might lead to increased physical and mental health throughout life, at the molecular, cellular, systems and behavioural levels.
Cardiovascular fitness, cortical plasticity, and aging.
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It is demonstrated for the first time to the authors' knowledge, in humans that increases in cardiovascular fitness results in increased functioning of key aspects of the attentional network of the brain during a cognitively challenging task.
Aerobic exercise training increases brain volume in aging humans.
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The results suggest that cardiovascular fitness is associated with the sparing of brain tissue in aging humans, and suggest a strong biological basis for the role of aerobic fitness in maintaining and enhancing central nervous system health and cognitive functioning in older adults.
Enrichment Effects on Adult Cognitive Development
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The available evidence suggests that activities can postpone decline, attenuate decline, or provide prosthetic benefit in the face of normative cognitive decline, while at the same time indicating that late-life cognitive changes can result in curtailment of activities.
Aerobic fitness reduces brain tissue loss in aging humans.
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These findings extend the scope of beneficial effects of aerobic exercise beyond cardiovascular health, and they suggest a strong solid biological basis for the benefits of exercise on the brain health of older adults.
Can training in a real-time strategy video game attenuate cognitive decline in older adults?
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Older adults trained in a real-time strategy video game for 23.5 hr improved significantly more than the control participants in executive control functions, such as task switching, working memory, visual short-term memory, and reasoning.
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