Capitalizing on cortical plasticity: influence of physical activity on cognition and brain function

@article{Kramer2007CapitalizingOC,
  title={Capitalizing on cortical plasticity: influence of physical activity on cognition and brain function},
  author={A. Kramer and K. Erickson},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={11},
  pages={342-348}
}
Given the aging populations in many countries throughout the world, there is an increasing interest in lifestyle factors and interventions that will enhance the cognitive vitality of older adults and reduce the risk for age-related neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. In this review, we evaluate the hypothesis that physical activity and exercise might serve to protect, and also enhance, cognitive and brain function across the adult lifespan. To this end, we critically review… Expand
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