Advances in Molecular and Translational Research between Cognitive Function and Physical Activity

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Neurobiology and Clinical Neuroscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 55

Special Issue Editor

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Department of Prosthodontics, University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia
Interests: cognitive function; sleep; sports; physical activity; traumatic brain injury; orofacial injury; dental sleep medicine; obstructive sleep apnea

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to publish in this Special Issue, which is focused on the association between physical activity and cognitive functions in healthy individuals as well as in different chronic diseases.

Regular physical activity is known to have numerous physical benefits, including the prevention of the most prevalent lifestyle chronic diseases: coronary heart disease, stroke, obesity, type II diabetes, and specific types of cancer, as well as enhancing cognitive function. To date, the literature supports the causal link between regular physical activity and brain development, particularly in the prefrontal cortical area. It is well known that children’s engagement in sports has been associated with the improvement of cognitive functions. Also, it has been proven that playing high-level team sports games demands well-developed cognitive functions. The aim of this Special Issue is to focus on the association between physical activity and cognitive functions as well as the improvement of cognitive deficits as the result of organized and well-planned physical activity. We strive to collect articles that report on high-quality research. We welcome original research and reviews related to this topic. The articles are encouraged to cover the following research areas (but are not limited to them):

  • Structure and function of brain connectivity in children.
  • Cognitive development: mainly focused on mechanisms.
  • Genetic and molecular bases of brain connectivity, especially those relevant to cognitive functioning.
  • Effects of physical activity on cognition and brain connectivity in healthy individuals as well as in neuromuscular, psychiatric, or psychological disorders.
  • Extendedly, we also welcome related reviews of existing publications and perspectives.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Tea Galić
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • cognition
  • executive function
  • reaction time
  • decision making
  • children
  • physical activity
  • exercise
  • sport
  • well-being
  • cognitive impairment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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