Runners' Brains May Have More Connectivity

Runners' Brains May Have More Connectivity

Research by MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to complex tasks like playing a musical instrument. UA running expert David Raichlen, an associate professor of anthropology, co-designed the study with UA psychology professor Gene Alexander, who studies brain aging and Alzheimer's disease as a member of the UA's Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute.

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https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/runners-brains-may-have-more-connectivity-ua-research-shows

Gene Alexander's research also featured in an article by the New York Times:
Running as the Thinking Person's Sport
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/well/move/running-as-the-thinking-persons-sport.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=1

Published Date: 
12/14/2016 - 10:24