The relation of erp indices of exercise to brain health and cognition

Charles H. Hillman*, Keita Kamijo, Matthew B. Pontifex

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This chapter describes a program of research aimed at the relation of physical activity to brain health and cognition, with implications for scholastic achievement among youth. We describe a body of neurophysiological research that indicates that both chronic and acute physical activity relate to enhanced cognitive function, albeit over a different temporal duration. Such findings have important implications for public health in school age children, as physical activity stands to increase brain health and cognitive function during childhood and across the life span.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Neuroimaging in Exercise and Sport Sciences
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781461432937, 9781461432920
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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