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Macmillan Symposium and Lecture

In March 2012 The Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Spire held a day-long symposium focused on exercise and the brain. Dr. Rodney Dishman, Dr. Art Kramer, Dr. Monika Fleshner and Dr. Henriette van Praag gave talks on this topic. In September 2012 NBH welcomed Dr. Kramer back to give a follow-up lecture. Please follow the links below for further details about each event. Both events were sponsored by The Macmillan Family Trust.

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Macmillan Lecture - Monday, September 24, 2012

“A tale of two training strategies: Boosting cognition and brain function”
Art Kramer, Ph.D.,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Director, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; Faculty, Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory; Faculty, Human Perception and Performance. (video)

Macmillan Symposium - The Brainy Side of Exercise: Benefits to Neurons, Mind and Behavior - March 26, 2012

"Exercising your Mind and Brain", Art Kramer, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (video)

"Adult hippocampal  neurogenesis: the role of exercise", Henriette van Praag, PhD, National Institute on Aging

"Exercise, stress, and resilience:  Benefits for mental and physical health", Monika Fleshner, PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder (video)

"Exercise, Brain, and Behavior: Culture to Genes", Rod Dishman, PhD, University of Georgia (video)


The following resources were provided by the keynote speakers:

https://internal.psychology.illinois.edu/reprints/index.php?site_id=9

Christopher Hertzog, Arthur F. Kramer, Robert S. Wilson and Ulman Lindenberger. Fit Body, Fit Mind? How can you stay sharp into old age? It is not just a matter of winning the genetic lottery. What you do can make a difference. Scientific American Mind (July/August 2009), 20, 24-31

Henriette van Praag, Neurogenesis and Exercise: Past and Future Directions. Neuomol Med (2008) 10:128-140.

Marlatt, M. W., M. C. Potter, et al. (2012). "Running throughout middle-age improves memory function, hippocampal neurogenesis and BDNF levels in female C57Bl/6J mice." Developmental Neurobiology: n/a-n/a.

Tali Kobilo, Qing-Rong Liu, Kriti Gandhi, Mohammed Mughal, Yavin Shaham, and Henriette van Praag. (2011). "Running is the neurogenic and neurotrophic stimulus in environmental enrichment." Learning & Memory 18(9): 605-609.

GREENWOOD, B.N. and M. FLESHNER. Exercise, stress resistance, and central serotonergic systems. Exerc. Sport Sci. Rev., Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 140Y149, 2011.

FLESHNER, M. Physical activity and stress resistance: Sympathetic nervous system adaptations prevent stress-induced
immunosuppression. Exerc. Sport. Sci. Rev., Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 120–126, 2005.

DISHMAN, ROD K., HANS-RUDOLF BERTHOUD, FRANK W. BOOTH, CARL W. COTMAN, V. REGGIE EDGERTON, MONIKA R. FLESHNER, SIMON C.
GANDEVIA, FERNANDO GOMEZ-PINILLA, BENJAMIN N. GREENWOOD, CHARLES H. HILLMAN, ARTHUR F. KRAMER, BARRY E. LEVIN,
TIMOTHY H. MORAN, AMELIA A. RUSSONEUSTADT, JOHN D. SALAMONE, JACQUELINE D. VAN HOOMISSEN, CHARLES E. WADE, DAVID A.
YORK, AND MICHAEL J. ZIGMOND. Neurobiology of exercise. Obesity. 2006;14:345–356.

DISHMAN, R. Brain monoamines, exercise, and behavioral stress: animal models. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 29(1):63-74, January 1997

Rooks, C. R., N. J. Thom, et al. (2010). "Effects of incremental exercise on cerebral oxygenation measured by near-infrared spectroscopy: A systematic review." Progress in Neurobiology 92(2): 134-150.

Dishman, R. K. (2008). "Gene-Physical Activity Interactions in the Etiology of Obesity: Behavioral Considerations." Obesity 16(Supplement 3s): S60-S65.

Dishman, R. K. and P. J. O'Connor (2009). "Lessons in exercise neurobiology: The case of endorphins." Mental Health and Physical Activity 2(1): 4-9.

Reiss, J. I., R. K. Dishman, et al. (2009). "Chronic activity wheel running reduces the severity of kainic acid-induced seizures in the rat: Possible role of galanin." Brain Research 1266(0): 54-63.


Macmillan Symposium In The Press:

Symposium: The Brainy Side of Exercise, University Communications

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