In collaboration with Daniel Sanabria and his research group at the University of Granada, we explore the relationship between physical exercise and cognition. By focusing both, on the brain and the heart, we have revealed novel autonomic markers of enhanced attention in young athletes. In future studies we plan to explore the interactions between the two systems and also expand to other cognitive functions.
1. Luque-Casado, A., Perakakis, P., Ciria, L.F., Sanabria, D. (2016). Transient autonomic responses during sustained attention in high and low fit young adults. Scientific Reports 6, 27556
2. Luque-Casado, A., Perakakis, P., Hillman, C.H., Kao, S.C., Llorens, F., Guerra, P., Sanabria, D. (2016). Differences in Sustained Attention Capacity as a Function of Aerobic Fitness. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 48 (5), pp. 887–895
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