Type

Journal Article

Authors

Brian Lawlor
Rose Anne Kenny

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
training brain derived neurotrophic factor memory failure improvement aerobic exercise hippocampus hippocampal

Failure to demonstrate that memory improvement is due either to aerobic exercise or increased hippocampal volume. (2011)

Abstract We read with interest the article in PNAS, ?Exercise training increases size of hippocampus and improves memory? by Erickson et al. (1). It is a noteworthy finding that over a 1-y period anterior hippocampal volume increased by 2% in the aerobic exercise group, whereas it decreased by 1.4% in the stretching control group. However, contrary to both the title and abstract, there is virtually no evidence in this article that exercise improved memory.
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Brian Lawlor, Rose Anne Kenny

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Brian A. Lawlor
National College Ireland
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Rose Anne Kenny
Trinity College Dublin
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