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The effects of aerobic activity on brain structure.

Abstract:

Aerobic activity is a powerful stimulus for improving mental health and for generating structural changes in the brain. We review the literature documenting these structural changes and explore exactly where in the brain these changes occur as well as the underlying substrates of the changes including neural, glial, and vasculature components. Aerobic activity has been shown to produce different types of changes in the brain. The presence of novel experiences or learning is an especially impo...

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10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00086

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Thomas, AG More by this author
Bandettini, PA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Journal:
Frontiers in psychology
Volume:
3
Issue:
MAR
Pages:
86
Publication date:
2012
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EISSN:
1664-1078
ISSN:
1664-1078
URN:
uuid:20705cc2-2e76-4521-99cb-3ce5372569b8
Source identifiers:
322972
Local pid:
pubs:322972

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