First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Amanda FasolinoFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Kuljis

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

Running can be an intense and strenuous form of exercise on the body but it greatly benefits overall health. Current research shows that running can not only improve physical health, but it can also improve mental health. The body’s biological response to consistent long-term running causes an increase in neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus. This increase results in higher cognitive function and can be used in combination with traditional therapies to treat mental health disorders including depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Running induced hippocampal neurogenesis may be the key potential mechanism targeted for developing pharmaceutical treatment for neurodegenerative diseases to slow its progression and manage symptoms.

College and Major available

Neuroscience

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Senior Seminar, BI-399-B, Dr. Jareb

Location

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Amanda Fasolino, Neuroscience, Honors Student, Spring 2022

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Apr 29th, 1:00 PM Apr 29th, 4:00 PM

Can Running Make You Smarter? -- Effects of Running on Adult Neurogenesis in the Hippocampus

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

Running can be an intense and strenuous form of exercise on the body but it greatly benefits overall health. Current research shows that running can not only improve physical health, but it can also improve mental health. The body’s biological response to consistent long-term running causes an increase in neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus. This increase results in higher cognitive function and can be used in combination with traditional therapies to treat mental health disorders including depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Running induced hippocampal neurogenesis may be the key potential mechanism targeted for developing pharmaceutical treatment for neurodegenerative diseases to slow its progression and manage symptoms.