CEREBBRAL Spring Symposium

April 9, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STEW 320


It is time again for our annual CEREBBRAL Spring Symposium. This year's speaker will be Dr. Arthur Kramer. Dr. Kramer is a prominent cognitive neuroscientist who works on the effect of exercise and fitness on brain plasticity and aging. He is the former director of the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is now Senior Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education at Northeastern University.

Title: Exercise your Brain and Mind

Abstract:  The presentation will focus on recent research that has examined the effects of exercise training interventions on cognitive and brain health.  I will discuss research that has examined changes in brain structure and/or function along with behavioral measures of cognition in interventions lasting from several weeks to 1 year.  Study populations will include children, young and middle-aged individuals, and the elderly in addition to a variety of patient groups.  Although the focus will be on training to improve cardiorespiratory fitness I will also briefly cover resistance training and well as multi-modal cognitive and exercise training program.   Finally, the presentation will identify gaps in the literature and potential solutions.

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