Physical activity, brain, and cognition

@article{Erickson2015PhysicalAB,
  title={Physical activity, brain, and cognition},
  author={K. Erickson and C. Hillman and A. Kramer},
  journal={Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={4},
  pages={27-32}
}
In this brief review we summarize the promising effects of physical activity and fitness on brain and cognition in children and older adults. Research in children finds that higher fit and more active preadolescent children show greater hippocampal and basal ganglia volume, greater white matter integrity, elevated and more efficient patterns of brain activity, and superior cognitive performance and scholastic achievement. Higher fit and more physically active older adults show greater… Expand
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