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Comput Math Methods Med. 2013;2013:295986. doi: 10.1155/2013/295986. Epub 2013 Jun 19.

Effect of Pilates training on alpha rhythm.

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Institute of Electrical Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, China.


In this study, the effect of Pilates training on the brain function was investigated through five case studies. Alpha rhythm changes during the Pilates training over the different regions and the whole brain were mainly analyzed, including power spectral density and global synchronization index (GSI). It was found that the neural network of the brain was more active, and the synchronization strength reduced in the frontal and temporal regions due to the Pilates training. These results supported that the Pilates training is very beneficial for improving brain function or intelligence. These findings maybe give us some line evidence to suggest that the Pilates training is very helpful for the intervention of brain degenerative diseases and cogitative dysfunction rehabilitation.

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