Differences in Resting State Functional Connectivity between Young Adult Endurance Athletes and Healthy Controls

@inproceedings{Raichlen2016DifferencesIR,
  title={Differences in Resting State Functional Connectivity between Young Adult Endurance Athletes and Healthy Controls},
  author={David A. Raichlen and Pradyumna K. Bharadwaj and Megan C. Fitzhugh and Kari A. Haws and Gabrielle-Ann Torre and Theodore P. Trouard and Gene E. Alexander},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
  year={2016}
}
Expertise and training in fine motor skills has been associated with changes in brain structure, function, and connectivity. Fewer studies have explored the neural effects of athletic activities that do not seem to rely on precise fine motor control (e.g., distance running). Here, we compared resting-state functional connectivity in a sample of adult male collegiate distance runners (n = 11; age = 21.3 ± 2.5) and a group of healthy age-matched non-athlete male controls (n = 11; age = 20.6 ± 1.1… CONTINUE READING