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Does Exercising Your Body Strengthen Your Brain?

Kirk Erickson, PhD – Director, Translational Neuroscience, AdventHealth and Research Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Does Exercising Your Body Strengthen Your Brain?

About the Talk

What is the impact of physical activity on brain health? Psychologist Dr. Kirk Erickson delves into this question, exploring several methodological considerations related to scientific literature. Sharing recent findings, he will discuss evidence for mechanisms and moderators of these effects, demonstrating that, overall, engaging in regular exercise is an important modifiable lifestyle factor that carries significant consequences for learning, memory and brain health in late adulthood. Dr. Erickson is also a People's Choice winner for BrainHealth Best Talks, celebrating BrainHealth's 25th anniversary.
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Spring 2024 Speaker Lineup


Directions to Center for BrainHealth

Brain Performance Institute building at dusk
The entrance to the surface parking lot is on Forest Park Road. The talks will be held in the Brain Performance Institute building, the second building when you enter through the gate.