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dc.contributor.supervisor Gibb, Robbin L.
dc.contributor.author Oczkowski, Veronica
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-10T21:41:23Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-10T21:41:23Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5557
dc.description.abstract Brain and behaviour are heavily impacted by our environment. This study examines how a positive experience, exercise, impacts brain development in adolescence and how that relates to brain and behavioural changes in young adulthood. A rat model was used to determine the impact of exercise, specifically complex exercise, such as sport and multi-sports, has on brain development. Adolescent rats were grouped and subjected to either, no exercise, exercise in the form of wheel running, training on one of three single complex motor tasks (“sports”), or training on all three complex motor tasks, for 3 weeks. Following training, rats completed a battery of behavioural tests during young adulthood and their brains examined. Findings include increased anxiety-like behaviour, changes in memory, attentional control and decision making, reduced cortical thickness and spine density, and finally increased thalamic area. Exercise and sport training in adolescence was found to positively impact cognition in young adulthood. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Neuroscience en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Teenagers en_US
dc.subject Sports en_US
dc.subject Exercise en_US
dc.subject Cognitive science en_US
dc.title Effects of Sport Training on Cognition in Young Adulthood en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Neuroscience en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject Neurosciences [0317] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Behavioral psychology [0384] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Behavioral sciences [0602] en_US
dc.proquestyes No en_US


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