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Exercise and Brain Plasticity - Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Friday, Jun. 7, 2019
noon - 1 p.m. Location: International Reception Hall, Center for BrainHealth

The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the BrainHealth Frontiers Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience. This lecture will be held at the Brain Performance Institute - The Ellipse, 2200 West Mockingbird Lane.

Friday, 6/7/2019 at noon

Lunch Available at 11:45am lecture from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Registration is free, but is required - Register for this event

Kirk Erickson, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Topic is Exercise and Brain Plasticity

A growing body of evidence suggests that physical activity is effective for improving brain health throughout the lifespan. Despite the emerging recognition of physical activity as a powerful method to enhance brain health, there is continued confusion from both the public and scientific communities about what the research has discovered about the potential for physical activity to improve brain health and which questions remain unanswered. From this perspective, Dr. Erickson will discuss the current research on exercise and brain health and will focus on its impact throughout the lifespan. He will conclude that physical activity decreases the risk for brain diseases and disorders, ameliorates symptoms, improves function, and increases brain volume and that we are beginning to have a better understanding of the factors that moderate and mediate these associations. Overall, physical activity is an important modifiable lifestyle that carries significant consequences for learning, memory, and brain health for people of all ages.

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Contact Info:
Center for BrainHealth, 972-883-3007

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