Aerobic fitness is associated with greater efficiency of the network underlying cognitive control in preadolescent children.

@article{Voss2011AerobicFI,
  title={Aerobic fitness is associated with greater efficiency of the network underlying cognitive control in preadolescent children.},
  author={Michelle W. Voss and Laura Chaddock and June Sic Kim and Matt Vanpatter and Matthew B. Pontifex and Lauren B. Raine and Neal J. Cohen and Charles H. Hillman and Arthur F. Kramer},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={199},
  pages={166-76}
}
This study examined whether individual differences in aerobic fitness are associated with differences in activation of cognitive control brain networks in preadolescent children. As expected, children performed worse on a measure of cognitive control compared with a group of young adults. However, individual differences in aerobic fitness were associated with cognitive control performance among children. Lower-fit children had disproportionate performance cost in accuracy with increasing task… CONTINUE READING