Aerobic fitness enhances language processing in children

9 Jul

A recent paper published in Brain and Cognition, titled “The association between aerobic fitness and language processing in children: implications for academic achievement,” reports higher aerobic  “fitness may be associated with a richer network of words and their meanings, and a greater ability to detect and/or repair syntactic errors” in children.

The paper is very technical and may be hard to follow if you are not familiar with event related potentials.  However there is a good summary in Science Daily:

“Children who are physically fit have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses during reading than their less-fit peers, researchers report.”


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