Exercising control over memory consolidation

Robertson, E. M. and Takacs, A. (2017) Exercising control over memory consolidation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21(5), pp. 310-312. (doi:10.1016/j.tics.2017.03.001) (PMID:28363680)

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Abstract

Exercise can improve human cognition. A mechanistic connection between exercise and cognition has been revealed in several recent studies. Exercise increases cortical excitability and this in turn leads to enhanced memory consolidation. Together these studies dovetail with our growing understanding of memory consolidation and how it is regulated through changes in motor cortical excitability.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Consolidation, cortical excitability, exercise, motor skill, offline processing.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robertson, Professor Edwin and Takacs, Dr Adam
Authors: Robertson, E. M., and Takacs, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1364-6613
ISSN (Online):1879-307X
Published Online:28 March 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences 21(5):310-312
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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