A positive association between active lifestyle and hemispheric lateralization for motor control and learning in older adults.

@article{Wang2016APA,
  title={A positive association between active lifestyle and hemispheric lateralization for motor control and learning in older adults.},
  author={Jinsung Wang and Arthur D'Amato and Jennifer Bambrough and Ann M. Swartz and Nora E Miller},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2016},
  volume={314},
  pages={38-44}
}
Physical activity (PA) is well known to have general health benefits for older adults, but it is unclear whether it can also positively affect brain function involved in motor control and learning. We have previously shown that interlimb transfer of visuomotor adaptation occurs asymmetrically in young adults, while that occurs symmetrically in older adults, which suggests that the lateralized function of each hemisphere during motor tasks is diminished with aging. Here, we investigated the… CONTINUE READING