The GOALS Study: The association between physical activity, cognitive performance, and academic achievement in adolescents

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationAcademic

    Description

    Research in adults and children has shown a positive association between physical activity and cognitive performance. Few studies have investigated this in adolescents, while the prefrontal cortex, responsible for the higher order cognitive functions, is still developing in this age group. The main goal of this study is to investigate how the amount and intensity of physical activity may predict cognitive performance and consequently academic achievement in adolescents. In order to investigate this, an observational longitudinal study in 500 students in grades 7, 9, 11 will be executed.
    Period26 Apr 2011
    Event titleLearning & Cognition meeting
    Event typeOther
    LocationHeerlen, Netherlands
    Degree of RecognitionLocal