Functional Neuroimaging in Exercise and Sport Sciences

Editors: Boecker, H., Hillman, C.H., Scheef, L., Strüder, H.K. (Eds.)

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  • The book discusses the current state of the human neuroimaging literature in the emerging fields of the neurobiological sports sciences
  • While there are numerous neuroimaging books on the market, there are none devoted exclusively to exercise/sport sciences
  • A much needed and timely reference work
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Regular physical exercise is associated with substantial health benefits. Recent evidence not only holds for cardiovascular effects promoting "physical health", but also for the central nervous system believed to promote "brain health”. Moderate physical exercise has been found to improve learning, memory, and attentional processing, with recent research indicating that neuroprotective mechanisms and associated plasticity in brain structure and function also benefit. Physical exercise is also known to induce a range of acute or sustained psychophysiological effects, among these mood elevation, stress reduction, anxiolysis, and hypoalgesia. Today, modern functional neuroimaging techniques afford direct measurement of the acute and chronic relation of physical exercise on the human brain, as well as the correlation of the derived physiological in vivo signals with behavioral outcomes recorded during and after exercise. A wide range of imaging techniques have been applied to human exercise research, ranging from electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to positron emission tomography (PET). All of these imaging methods provide distinct information, and they differ considerably in terms of spatial and temporal resolution, availability, cost, and associated risks. However, from a “multimodal imaging” perspective, neuroimaging provides an unprecedented potential to unravel the neurobiology of human exercise, covering a wide spectrum ranging from structural plasticity in gray and white matter, network dynamics, global and regional perfusion, evoked neuronal responses to the quantification of neurotransmitter release. The aim of this book is to provide the current state of the human neuroimaging literature in the emerging field of the neurobiological exercise sciences and to outline future applications and directions of research.

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“This book a significant contribution to the literature. … It is appropriate for scientists who have more than a rudimentary understanding of both the exercise and neurobiological sciences. … A PhD or MD who specializes in either exercise science or the neurosciences may find this book useful for research designs. … This is a unique book in the fields of exercise science and neuroscience, providing a means to delve into the neurobiology of human exercise.” (Erik H. VanIterson, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2012)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Exercise and the Brain: Neurogenesis, Synaptic Plasticity, Spine Density, and Angiogenesis

    Wang, Zejun (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Molecular Mechanisms for the Ability of Exercise Supporting Cognitive Abilities and Counteracting Neurological Disorders

    Gómez-Pinilla, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 25-43

  • Opioids and Exercise: Animal Models

    Dishman, Rod K. (et al.)

    Pages 45-58

  • The Monoaminergic System in Animal Models of Exercise

    Meeusen, Romain (et al.)

    Pages 59-76

  • Methods for Measurement of Physical Fitness and Training Recommendations in Studies on Humans

    Hollmann, Wildor (et al.)

    Pages 79-107

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eBook 154,69 €
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Hardcover 228,79 €
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Softcover 194,38 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functional Neuroimaging in Exercise and Sport Sciences
Editors
  • Henning Boecker
  • Charles H. Hillman
  • Lukas Scheef
  • Heiko K. Strüder
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3293-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3293-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3292-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0178-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 520
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