Ageing, fitness and neurocognitive function

  title={Ageing, fitness and neurocognitive function},
  author={Arthur F. Kramer and Sowon Hahn and Neal J. Cohen and Marie T. Banich and Edward McAuley and Catherine R. Harrison and Julie Chason and Eli Vakil and Lynn Bardell and Richard A. Boileau and Angela Colcombe},
In the ageing process, neural areas, and cognitive processes, do not degrade uniformly. Executive control processes and the prefrontal and frontal brain regions that support them show large and disproportionate changes with age. Studies of adult animals indicate that metabolic and neurochemical functions improve with aerobic fitness. We therefore investigated whether greater aerobic fitness in adults would result in selective improvements in executive control processes, such as planning… CONTINUE READING
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