Exercise and Cognitive Function focuses on the relationship between physical
exercise and cognition, a very timely and important topic with major theoretical
and practical implications for a number of areas including ageing, neurorehabilitation,
depression and dementia. It brings together a wide range of analytical approaches
and experimental results to provide a very useful overview and synthesis of
this growing field of study.
The book is divided into three parts. Part I covers the conceptual theoretical and methodological underpinnings and issues. Part II focuses on advances in exercise and cognition research, with appropriate sub-sections on ‘acute’ and ‘chronic’ exercise and cognition. Part III presents an overview of the area and makes suggestions for the direction of future research.
This is the first book to provide a cutting-edge examination of this increasingly important area written by leading experts from around the world.