Aerobic fitness relates to learning on a virtual Morris Water Task and hippocampal volume in adolescents.

@article{Herting2012AerobicFR,
  title={Aerobic fitness relates to learning on a virtual Morris Water Task and hippocampal volume in adolescents.},
  author={Megan M. Herting and Bonnie J. Nagel},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2012},
  volume={233 2},
  pages={517-25}
}
In rodents, exercise increases hippocampal neurogenesis and allows for better learning and memory performance on water maze tasks. While exercise has also been shown to be beneficial for the brain and behavior in humans, no study has examined how exercise impacts spatial learning using a directly translational water maze task, or if these relationships exist during adolescence--a developmental period which the animal literature has shown to be especially vulnerable to exercise effects. In this… CONTINUE READING

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