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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Old Dog, New Tricks: Learning Novel Motor Tasks May Enhance Brain Health in Older Adults

  • Open or Close Benjamin Tseng* and Colby Craddock

    Department of Health and Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Tyler, USA

    *Corresponding author: Benjamin Tseng, PhD, Laboratory of Brain Aging and Neuromotor Behavior, Department of Health and Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75799, USA, Tel: 903-566-7042; Fax: 903-566-7065; Email: btseng@uttyler.edu

Submission: February 24, 2018; Published: February 27, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2018.02.000526

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume2 Issue1

Abstract

Maintaining cognitive vitality remains challenging in our rapidly aging society. It has been well documented that as we age, even simple daily tasks become challenging as it increasingly draws cognitive resources from neural pathways outside of the primary motor cortex. The purpose of this statement is to explore the potential use of novel motor training as a countermeasure to alleviate cognitive declines in older adults.

Keywords: Motor control; Cognitive aging; Mild cognitive impairment

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