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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Can Exercise Shape Your Brain? Cortical Differences Associated With Judo Practice.
Author: Jacini, Wantuir F S
Cannonieri, Gianna C
Fernandes, Paula T
Bonilha, Leonardo
Cendes, Fernando
Li, Li M
Abstract: Experimental animal studies have shown that physical exercise, associated with planning and execution of complex movements, are related to changes in brain structure. In humans, changes in cortical tissue density in relation to physical activity are yet to be fully determined and quantified. We investigated differences on gray matter volume in judo players by using voxel-based morphometry. Comparison between a group of eight internationally competitive judo players and a group of 18 healthy controls showed a significantly higher gray matter tissue density in brain areas of judo players.
Subject: Adult
Brain
Case-control Studies
Exercise
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Martial Arts
Neuronal Plasticity
Young Adult
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2008.11.004
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19147406
Date Issue: 2009
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