Matthew B Pontifex

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Affiliation: Michigan State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Poorer aerobic fitness relates to reduced integrity of multiple memory systems
    Matthew B Pontifex
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 14:1132-41. 2014
  2. pmc Exercise improves behavioral, neurocognitive, and scholastic performance in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Matthew B Pontifex
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
    J Pediatr 162:543-51. 2013
  3. ncbi The relation of mild traumatic brain injury to chronic lapses of attention
    Matthew B Pontifex
    Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824 1049, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 83:553-9. 2012
  4. pmc Fit and vigilant: the relationship between poorer aerobic fitness and failures in sustained attention during preadolescence
    Matthew B Pontifex
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
    Neuropsychology 26:407-13. 2012
  5. pmc The relation of adiposity to cognitive control and scholastic achievement in preadolescent children
    Keita Kamijo
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:2406-11. 2012
  6. pmc Aerobic fitness and intra-individual variability of neurocognition in preadolescent children
    Robert Davis Moore
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Illinois, United States
    Brain Cogn 82:43-57. 2013
  7. ncbi Acute exercise facilitates brain function and cognition in children who need it most: an ERP study of individual differences in inhibitory control capacity
    Eric S Drollette
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, 317 Louise Freer Hall, 906 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, United States Electronic address
    Dev Cogn Neurosci 7:53-64. 2014
  8. doi The effects of single bouts of aerobic exercise, exergaming, and videogame play on cognitive control
    Kevin C O'Leary
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, 317 Louise Freer Hall, 906 South Goodwin Avenue, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 122:1518-25. 2011
  9. pmc Aerobic fitness and response variability in preadolescent children performing a cognitive control task
    Chien Ting Wu
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neuropsychology 25:333-41. 2011
  10. pmc A neuroimaging investigation of the association between aerobic fitness, hippocampal volume, and memory performance in preadolescent children
    Laura Chaddock
    Department of Psychology and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Brain Res 1358:172-83. 2010

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Publications32

  1. ncbi Poorer aerobic fitness relates to reduced integrity of multiple memory systems
    Matthew B Pontifex
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 14:1132-41. 2014
    ..These data indicate that cardiorespiratory fitness may be important for the optimal function of neural networks underlying these memory systems. ..
  2. pmc Exercise improves behavioral, neurocognitive, and scholastic performance in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Matthew B Pontifex
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
    J Pediatr 162:543-51. 2013
    ....
  3. ncbi The relation of mild traumatic brain injury to chronic lapses of attention
    Matthew B Pontifex
    Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824 1049, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 83:553-9. 2012
    ..Accordingly, these findings suggest that failures in the ability to maintain attentional vigilance may, in part, underlie mTBI-related cognition deficits...
  4. pmc Fit and vigilant: the relationship between poorer aerobic fitness and failures in sustained attention during preadolescence
    Matthew B Pontifex
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
    Neuropsychology 26:407-13. 2012
    ..With the growing trend toward engagement in sedentary behaviors during childhood, a greater understanding of the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and cognition during development is of increasing importance...
  5. pmc The relation of adiposity to cognitive control and scholastic achievement in preadolescent children
    Keita Kamijo
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:2406-11. 2012
    ..Given that cognitive control has been implicated in academic achievement, the present study provides an empirical basis for the negative relationship between adiposity and scholastic performance...
  6. pmc Aerobic fitness and intra-individual variability of neurocognition in preadolescent children
    Robert Davis Moore
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Illinois, United States
    Brain Cogn 82:43-57. 2013
    ..The findings suggest that conditions requiring greater cognitive control are associated with increased IIV, and that higher fitness may be associated with greater integrity of cognitive control systems during development...
  7. ncbi Acute exercise facilitates brain function and cognition in children who need it most: an ERP study of individual differences in inhibitory control capacity
    Eric S Drollette
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, 317 Louise Freer Hall, 906 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, United States Electronic address
    Dev Cogn Neurosci 7:53-64. 2014
    ..These data are among the first to demonstrate the differential effect of physical activity on individuals who vary in inhibitory control, and further support the role of aerobic exercise for brain health during development...
  8. doi The effects of single bouts of aerobic exercise, exergaming, and videogame play on cognitive control
    Kevin C O'Leary
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, 317 Louise Freer Hall, 906 South Goodwin Avenue, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 122:1518-25. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Aerobic fitness and response variability in preadolescent children performing a cognitive control task
    Chien Ting Wu
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neuropsychology 25:333-41. 2011
    ..To investigate the relationship between aerobic fitness and cognitive variability in preadolescent children...
  10. pmc A neuroimaging investigation of the association between aerobic fitness, hippocampal volume, and memory performance in preadolescent children
    Laura Chaddock
    Department of Psychology and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Brain Res 1358:172-83. 2010
    ..The findings are the first to indicate that aerobic fitness may relate to the structure and function of the preadolescent human brain...
  11. pmc The relation of aerobic fitness to neuroelectric indices of cognitive and motor task preparation
    Keita Kamijo
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Psychophysiology 47:814-21. 2010
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  12. ncbi From ERPs to academics
    Charles H Hillman
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, United States
    Dev Cogn Neurosci 2:S90-8. 2012
    ..No such relationship was observed for spelling. These data suggest that the P3, which reflects attentional processes involved in stimulus evaluation and inhibitory control may be a biomarker for academic achievement during childhood...
  13. doi Childhood aerobic fitness predicts cognitive performance one year later
    Laura Chaddock
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
    J Sports Sci 30:421-30. 2012
    ..We hope that this research will encourage public health and educational changes that will promote a physically active lifestyle in children...
  14. doi Cardiorespiratory fitness and the flexible modulation of cognitive control in preadolescent children
    Matthew B Pontifex
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:1332-45. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that lower-fit children may have more difficulty than higher-fit children in the flexible modulation of cognitive control processes to meet task demands...
  15. doi The association of childhood obesity to neuroelectric indices of inhibition
    Keita Kamijo
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
    Psychophysiology 49:1361-71. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that childhood obesity is negatively and selectively associated with prefrontal inhibitory control...
  16. pmc White matter microstructure is associated with cognitive control in children
    Laura Chaddock-Heyman
    Department of Psychology and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Biol Psychol 94:109-15. 2013
    ..Fiber tracts in a frontal-parietal-striatal-motor circuit seem to play a role in cognitive control in children...
  17. ncbi The association between mild traumatic brain injury history and cognitive control
    Matthew B Pontifex
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neuropsychologia 47:3210-6. 2009
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  18. pmc The effects of an afterschool physical activity program on working memory in preadolescent children
    Keita Kamijo
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Dev Sci 14:1046-58. 2011
    ..These results indicate that increases in cardiorespiratory fitness are associated with improvements in the cognitive control of working memory in preadolescent children...
  19. doi Aerobic fitness and cognitive development: Event-related brain potential and task performance indices of executive control in preadolescent children
    Charles H Hillman
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
    Dev Psychol 45:114-29. 2009
    ..The findings differ from those observed in adult populations by indicating a general rather than a selective relationship between aerobic fitness and cognition...
  20. ncbi On the number of trials necessary for stabilization of error-related brain activity across the life span
    Matthew B Pontifex
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Psychophysiology 47:767-73. 2010
    ..These data indicate that the ERN and Pe may be accurately quantified with as few as six to eight commission error trials across the life span...
  21. ncbi Neuroelectric indices of goal maintenance following a single bout of physical activity
    Mark R Scudder
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Biol Psychol 89:528-31. 2012
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  22. doi A review of the relation of aerobic fitness and physical activity to brain structure and function in children
    Laura Chaddock
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 17:975-85. 2011
    ..Indeed, it has recently been found that aerobic fitness level even predicts cognition over time. Given the paucity of work in this area, several avenues for future investigations are also highlighted...
  23. pmc Basal ganglia volume is associated with aerobic fitness in preadolescent children
    Laura Chaddock
    Department of Psychology, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Dev Neurosci 32:249-56. 2010
    ..Because children are becoming increasingly overweight, unhealthy and unfit, understanding the neurocognitive benefits of an active lifestyle during childhood has important public health and educational implications...
  24. doi Maintenance of cognitive control during and after walking in preadolescent children
    Eric S Drollette
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:2017-24. 2012
    ..The present study evaluated the effects of an acute bout of moderate-intensity treadmill walking on aspects of cognitive control underlying successful academic achievement...
  25. doi The effect of acute aerobic and resistance exercise on working memory
    Matthew B Pontifex
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:927-34. 2009
    ..The goal of this investigation was to assess the influence of acute bouts of aerobic versus resistance exercise on the executive control of working memory...
  26. ncbi The acute effects of yoga on executive function
    Neha Gothe
    Dept of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
    J Phys Act Health 10:488-95. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an acute yoga exercise session, relative to aerobic exercise, on cognitive performance...
  27. pmc The effects of physical activity on functional MRI activation associated with cognitive control in children: a randomized controlled intervention
    Laura Chaddock-Heyman
    Department of Psychology, The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Urbana, IL, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:72. 2013
    ..These results suggest that physical activity during childhood may enhance specific elements of prefrontal cortex function involved in cognitive control...
  28. ncbi Neuroelectric and behavioral indices of interference control during acute cycling
    Matthew B Pontifex
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, 213 Louise Freer Hall, 906 South Goodwin Avenue, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 118:570-80. 2007
    ..This study examined the effects of in-task, moderate-intensity aerobic exercise on neuroelectric and behavioral indices of interference control, one component of executive control...
  29. pmc Age, physical fitness, and attention: P3a and P3b
    Matthew B Pontifex
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
    Psychophysiology 46:379-87. 2009
    ..Further, fitness did not influence attentional orienting. The findings suggest that fitness-related changes in cognitive function may originate from other attentional mechanisms. Theoretical implications are discussed...
  30. ncbi Physical activity and cognitive function in a cross-section of younger and older community-dwelling individuals
    Charles H Hillman
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Health Psychol 25:678-87. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that physical activity may be beneficial to both general and selective aspects of cognition, particularly among older adults...
  31. pmc Self-efficacy effects on neuroelectric and behavioral indices of action monitoring in older adults
    Jason R Themanson
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 213 Freer Hall, 906 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 29:1111-22. 2008
    ..The findings suggest that SE may be related to neuroelectric and behavioral indices of action monitoring in older adults when task demands require greater attention to action monitoring processes...
  32. ncbi Neuroelectric measurement of cognition during aerobic exercise
    Matthew B Pontifex
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, 213 Louise Freer Hall MC 052, 906 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Methods 45:271-8. 2008
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