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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2016 Apr;44(2):81-8. doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000078.

Time-Dependent Effects of Cardiovascular Exercise on Memory.

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1School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal; 2Memory and Motor Rehabilitation Laboratory (MEMORY-LAB), Feil and Oberfeld Research Centre, Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, Montreal Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation (CRIR), Laval, Quebec, Canada; 3Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; 4Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia; 5Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; and 6Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.


We present new evidence supporting the hypothesis that the effects of cardiovascular exercise on memory can be regulated in a time-dependent manner. When the exercise stimulus is coupled temporally with specific phases of the memory formation process, a single bout of cardiovascular exercise may be sufficient to improve memory.

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