Exercise-induced neuronal plasticity in central autonomic networks: role in cardiovascular control.

@article{Michelini2009ExerciseinducedNP,
  title={Exercise-induced neuronal plasticity in central autonomic networks: role in cardiovascular control.},
  author={Lisete C Michelini and Javier E Stern},
  journal={Experimental physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={94 9},
  pages={947-60}
}
It is now well established that brain plasticity is an inherent property not only of the developing but also of the adult brain. Numerous beneficial effects of exercise, including improved memory, cognitive function and neuroprotection, have been shown to involve an important neuroplastic component. However, whether major adaptive cardiovascular adjustments during exercise, needed to ensure proper blood perfusion of peripheral tissues, also require brain neuroplasticity, is presently unknown… CONTINUE READING