Ruchika Shaurya Prakash
Affiliation: The Ohio State University
- Physical activity and cognitive vitalityRuchika Shaurya Prakash
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 email
Annu Rev Psychol 66:769-97. 2015....
- Cardiorespiratory fitness and attentional control in the aging brainRuchika Shaurya Prakash
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University Columbus, OH, USA
Front Hum Neurosci 4:229. 2011..This study provides novel evidence of a differential association of fitness with anterior and posterior brain regions, shedding further light onto the neural changes accompanying cardiorespiratory fitness...
- Examining neural correlates of skill acquisition in a complex videogame training programRuchika S Prakash
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Front Hum Neurosci 6:115. 2012..Findings suggest that training, specifically one that emphasizes cognitive flexibility can reduce the attentional demands of a complex cognitive task, along with reduced reliance on the motor network...
- Mindfulness disposition and default-mode network connectivity in older adultsRuchika Shaurya Prakash
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1835 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 8:112-7. 2013....
- Age-related differences in cortical recruitment and suppression: implications for cognitive performanceRuchika Shaurya Prakash
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States
Behav Brain Res 230:192-200. 2012..This study adds to the existing gamut of aging literature, providing evidence that DMN function is critical to cognitive functioning in older adults...
- Physical activity associated with increased resting-state functional connectivity in multiple sclerosisRuchika Shaurya Prakash
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 17:986-97. 2011..Results of the study are interpreted in light of the challenge of disentangling effects of physical activity from effects of disease severity and its neuropathological correlates...
- Aerobic fitness is associated with gray matter volume and white matter integrity in multiple sclerosisRuchika Shaurya Prakash
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, USA
Brain Res 1341:41-51. 2010..Taken together, these results suggest that fitness exerts a prophylactic influence on the structural decline observed early on, preserving neuronal integrity in multiple sclerosis, thereby reducing long-term disability...
- Age-related differences in the involvement of the prefrontal cortex in attentional controlRuchika Shaurya Prakash
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, USA
Brain Cogn 71:328-35. 2009..These results suggest a limitation in older adults' capabilities for flexibly recruiting the attentional network in response to increasing attentional demands...
- Exercise training increases size of hippocampus and improves memoryKirk I Erickson
Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:3017-22. 2011..These theoretically important findings indicate that aerobic exercise training is effective at reversing hippocampal volume loss in late adulthood, which is accompanied by improved memory function...
- Videogame training strategy-induced change in brain function during a complex visuomotor taskHyunkyu Lee
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Behav Brain Res 232:348-57. 2012....
- Effects of training strategies implemented in a complex videogame on functional connectivity of attentional networksMichelle W Voss
University of Illinois, Department of Psychology, Champaign, IL 61801, USA
Neuroimage 59:138-48. 2012..Our approach and findings also provide a foundation for exploring the brain plasticity involved in transfer of trained abilities to novel real-world tasks such as driving, sport, or neurorehabilitation...
- Neurobiological markers of exercise-related brain plasticity in older adultsMichelle W Voss
The University of Iowa, Department of Psychology, IA 52242, United States
Brain Behav Immun 28:90-9. 2013....
- Resting-state functional connectivity in multiple sclerosis: an examination of group differences and individual differencesAlisha L Janssen
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1835 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
Neuropsychologia 51:2918-29. 2013..Our findings underscore the importance of examining resting-state oscillations in this population, both as a biomarker of disease progression and a potential target for therapeutic intervention. ..
- Basal ganglia volume is associated with aerobic fitness in preadolescent childrenLaura 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...
- Resting hippocampal blood flow, spatial memory and agingSusie Heo
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
Brain Res 1315:119-27. 2010..These results demonstrate a region-specific CBF-cognition relationship and thereby offer new insight into the complex connection between the aging brain and behavior...
- Brain-derived neurotrophic factor is associated with age-related decline in hippocampal volumeKirk I Erickson
Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
J Neurosci 30:5368-75. 2010..Caudate nucleus volume was unrelated to BDNF levels or spatial memory performance. Our results identify serum BDNF as a significant factor related to hippocampal shrinkage and memory decline in late adulthood...
- Caudate Nucleus Volume Mediates the Link between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Cognitive Flexibility in Older AdultsTimothy D Verstynen
Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
J Aging Res 2012:939285. 2012..These findings indicate that higher cardiorespiratory fitness predicts better cognitive flexibility in older adults through greater grey matter volume in the dorsal striatum...