Publications

Role of Brain Structure in Predicting Adherence to a Physical Activity Regimen.
Psychosom Med 2018 Jan;80(1):69-77
From the Department of Psychology (Gujral, Oberlin, Erickson), University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Center for Neural Basis of Cognition (Gujral, Oberlin, Erickson), Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Department of Kinesiology and Community Health (McAuley), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Department of Psychology (McAuley, Kramer), Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Habitual exercise levels are associated with cerebral amyloid load in presymptomatic autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimers Dement 2017 Nov 11;13(11):1197-1206. Epub 2017 May 11.
Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease Research and Care, School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia; McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia.

Effects of Physical Activity on Poststroke Cognitive Function: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Stroke 2017 Nov 20;48(11):3093-3100. Epub 2017 Sep 20.
From the Department of Psychology (L.E.O., A.M.W., A.L.M., K.I.E.), and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (L.E.O., K.I.E.), University of Pittsburgh, PA; and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Australia (T.B.C, J.B.).

Physical activity and hippocampal volume in middle-aged patients with type 1 diabetes.
Neurology 2017 Apr 10;88(16):1564-1570. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
From the Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health (K.A.N., T.J.O., T.C., C.R.), Department of Psychology (R.L.L., J.R.J., K.I.E.), and Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine (H.J.A., J.R.J.), University of Pittsburgh, PA.

Relative differences in resting-state brain connectivity associated with long term intensive lifestyle intervention.
Psychoneuroendocrinology 2016 Dec 23;74:231-239. Epub 2016 Sep 23.
Department of Radiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. Electronic address:

Quantifying Differences and Similarities in Whole-Brain White Matter Architecture Using Local Connectome Fingerprints.
PLoS Comput Biol 2016 Nov 15;12(11):e1005203. Epub 2016 Nov 15.
Department of Psychology and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America.



Education mitigates age-related decline in N-Acetylaspartate levels.
Brain Behav 2015 Mar 29;5(3):e00311. Epub 2015 Jan 29.
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois ; Department of Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois.

Comparison of grey matter volume and thickness for analysing cortical changes in chronic schizophrenia: a matter of surface area, grey/white matter intensity contrast, and curvature.
Psychiatry Res 2015 Feb 22;231(2):176-83. Epub 2014 Dec 22.
Section of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg, Germany; Institute of Gerontology, University of Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address:

Physical activity, body mass index, and brain atrophy in Alzheimer's disease.
Neurobiol Aging 2015 Jan 27;36 Suppl 1:S194-S202. Epub 2014 Aug 27.
Imaging Genetics Center, and Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Engineering, Radiology, and Ophthalmology, Keck USC School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Concurrent and longitudinal relationships between cognitive activity, cognitive performance, and brain volume in older adult women.
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2014 Nov 10;69(6):826-36. Epub 2014 Sep 10.
Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Regular fish consumption and age-related brain gray matter loss.
Am J Prev Med 2014 Oct 29;47(4):444-51. Epub 2014 Jul 29.
Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

Dietary and lifestyle guidelines for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
Neurobiol Aging 2014 Sep 14;35 Suppl 2:S74-8. Epub 2014 May 14.
Department of Neuroscience, AFaR-Fatebenefratelli Hospital "San Giovanni Calibita," Rome, Italy; Laboratory of Neurodegeneration, Istituto Di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, Italy.

Omega-3 fatty acids moderate effects of physical activity on cognitive function.
Neuropsychologia 2014 Jul 9;59:103-11. Epub 2014 May 9.
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology, 210S. Bouquet St, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA; Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; University of Pittsburgh, Department of Medicine, 120 Lytton Avenue, Suite 100B, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

Cardiovascular risks and brain function: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study of executive function in older adults.
Neurobiol Aging 2014 Jun 18;35(6):1396-403. Epub 2013 Dec 18.
Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA; Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health, Baltimore, MD, USA. Electronic address:

Exercise is medicine, for the body and the brain.
Br J Sports Med 2014 Jun 21;48(12):943-4. Epub 2014 Mar 21.
Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Brain Research Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.



White matter microstructure is associated with cognitive control in children.
Biol Psychol 2013 Sep 25;94(1):109-15. Epub 2013 May 25.
Department of Psychology & Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.


The association between aerobic fitness and executive function is mediated by prefrontal cortex volume.
Brain Behav Immun 2012 Jul 7;26(5):811-9. Epub 2011 Dec 7.
Department of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA.

A functional MRI investigation of the association between childhood aerobic fitness and neurocognitive control.
Biol Psychol 2012 Jan 4;89(1):260-8. Epub 2011 Nov 4.
Department of Psychology & Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, United States.


The effects of physical activity on functional MRI activation associated with cognitive control in children: a randomized controlled intervention.
Front Hum Neurosci 2013 12;7:72. Epub 2013 Mar 12.
Department of Psychology, The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL, USA.

Aerobic fitness is associated with greater white matter integrity in children.
Front Hum Neurosci 2014 19;8:584. Epub 2014 Aug 19.
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL, USA ; Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL, USA.

BDNF mediates improvements in executive function following a 1-year exercise intervention.
Front Hum Neurosci 2014 11;8:985. Epub 2014 Dec 11.
Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA, USA ; Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA, USA ; Center for Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

The role of aerobic fitness in cortical thickness and mathematics achievement in preadolescent children.
PLoS One 2015 12;10(8):e0134115. Epub 2015 Aug 12.
Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America; Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States of America.


Genetic Risk Score Predicts Late-Life Cognitive Impairment.
J Aging Res 2015 23;2015:267062. Epub 2015 Aug 23.
Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Sennott Square, 3rd Floor, 210 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA ; Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Suite 115, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.


Rhythm experience and Africana culture trial (REACT!): A culturally salient intervention to promote neurocognitive health, mood, and well-being in older African Americans.
Contemp Clin Trials 2016 05 28;48:41-5. Epub 2016 Mar 28.
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology, USA; University of Pittsburgh, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, USA. Electronic address:

Alterations in emotion generation and regulation neurocircuitry in depression and eating disorders: A comparative review of structural and functional neuroimaging studies.
Neurosci Biobehav Rev 2016 09 12;68:911-927. Epub 2016 Jul 12.
Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States; The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

Mediators of Physical Activity on Neurocognitive Function: A Review at Multiple Levels of Analysis.
Front Hum Neurosci 2016 8;10:626. Epub 2016 Dec 8.
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PittsburghPA, USA; Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghPA, USA; Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghPA, USA.

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