Treadmill walking during vocabulary encoding improves verbal long-term memory

@inproceedings{SchmidtKassow2014TreadmillWD,
  title={Treadmill walking during vocabulary encoding improves verbal long-term memory},
  author={Maren Schmidt-Kassow and Nadine Zink and Julia Mock and Christian rer. nat. Thiel and Lydia Vogt and Cornelius Abel and Jochen Kaiser},
  booktitle={Behavioral and Brain Functions},
  year={2014}
}
Moderate physical activity improves various cognitive functions, particularly when it is applied simultaneously to the cognitive task. In two psychoneuroendocrinological within-subject experiments, we investigated whether very low-intensity motor activity, i.e. walking, during foreign-language vocabulary encoding improves subsequent recall compared to encoding during physical rest. Furthermore, we examined the kinetics of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in serum and salivary cortisol… CONTINUE READING
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