A new study has found that healthy adults that participated in aerobic exercise exhibited improved memory skills after cognitive training. These improvements were not witnessed in participants who just went through cognitive training without the aerobic exercise.
This study was done at the University of California – Berkeley, in an attempt to identify how different types of physical and mental exercise affected the brain. It was found that when healthy adults took part in aerobic exercise, they demonstrated positive changes in their executive brain function. These individuals showed increases in both delayed and immediate memory performance that weren’t seen in participants who went through cognitive training without the physical exercise.
These findings were published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience on July 19, 2016.