Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Memory and Physical Fitness in Children

A recent study in Brain Research studied forty-nine, 9 and 10 year old children. MRI measurements were taken comparing the brains of fit and unfit children. The results indicated increased volume of the hippocampus by 12% in the fit children. In addition, the fit children performed better on relational memory (the ability to remember and integrate various types of information).

Yates, Diana. Child's Brain Development is Linked to Physical Fitness. Retrieved from the web on 10/5/2010 at http://news.illinois.edu/news/10/0915_brain_development_and_fitness_art_kramer.html

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