Can exercise shape your brain? Cortical differences associated with judo practice.

@article{Jacini2009CanES,
  title={Can exercise shape your brain? Cortical differences associated with judo practice.},
  author={Wantuir F S Jacini and Gianna C Cannonieri and Paula Teixeira Fernandes and Leonardo Bonilha and Fernando Cendes and Li Min Li},
  journal={Journal of science and medicine in sport},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={688-90}
}
Experimental animal studies have shown that physical exercise, associated with planning and execution of complex movements, are related to changes in brain structure. In humans, changes in cortical tissue density in relation to physical activity are yet to be fully determined and quantified. We investigated differences on gray matter volume in judo players by using voxel-based morphometry. Comparison between a group of eight internationally competitive judo players and a group of 18 healthy… CONTINUE READING

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