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John Medina’s Brain Rules Handout John Medina bio and overview: http://www.brainrules.net -Developmental molecular biologist who studies genetics of psychiatric disorders -Worked often with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. -Works at the UW dept. of bioengineering and SPU at the Brain Center for Applied Learning Our Two Brain Rules: EXERCISE | Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power. GENDER | Rule #11: Male and female brains are different. “Exercise, Experience and the Aging Brain” (Churchill, et al) Purpose: This was a review article from the Univ. of Illinois, published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging in 2002. Using meta analysis, the authors reviewed the current literature and research on the effects of exercise on the brain. It provides a summary of recent experimental data on how exercise and experience influence the brain aging process in humans and rats. Using humans and rats as subjects, exercisers (experimental group) were compared with non-exercisers (control group). Methods: Techniques used for measurement in the experiments include: electron microscopy, biochemical analysis, MRI, fMRI, and PET scan. Rats were used as ideal animal models to study the effects of exercise on brain plasticity and cellular morphological changes. Human Findings:
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2009 for the course SPHSC 449 taught by Professor Peter during the Summer '09 term at University of Washington.

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