K I Erickson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A protocol for a randomized clinical trial of interactive video dance: potential for effects on cognitive function
    Jelena Jovancevic
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
    BMC Geriatr 12:23. 2012
  2. pmc Physical activity and brain plasticity in late adulthood
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 15:99-108. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Evidence for structural plasticity in humans: comment on Thomas and Baker (2012)
    Kirk I Erickson
    University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Neuroimage 73:237-8; discussion 265-7. 2013
  4. pmc Physical activity, brain plasticity, and Alzheimer's disease
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arch Med Res 43:615-21. 2012
  5. pmc The aging hippocampus: interactions between exercise, depression, and BDNF
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neuroscientist 18:82-97. 2012
  6. pmc Physical activity predicts gray matter volume in late adulthood: the Cardiovascular Health Study
    K I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neurology 75:1415-22. 2010
  7. pmc Brain-derived neurotrophic factor is associated with age-related decline in hippocampal volume
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    J Neurosci 30:5368-75. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Striatal volume predicts level of video game skill acquisition
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Cereb Cortex 20:2522-30. 2010
  9. pmc A cross-sectional study of hormone treatment and hippocampal volume in postmenopausal women: evidence for a limited window of opportunity
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Neuropsychology 24:68-76. 2010
  10. pmc Aerobic fitness is associated with hippocampal volume in elderly humans
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Hippocampus 19:1030-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. pmc A protocol for a randomized clinical trial of interactive video dance: potential for effects on cognitive function
    Jelena Jovancevic
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
    BMC Geriatr 12:23. 2012
    ..Most video games do not involve physical exercise, but some novel forms of interactive video games combine physical activity and cognitive challenge...
  2. pmc Physical activity and brain plasticity in late adulthood
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 15:99-108. 2013
    ..We conclude that physical activity is a promising intervention that can influence the endogenous pharmacology of the brain to enhance cognitive and emotional function in late adulthood...
  3. doi request reprint Evidence for structural plasticity in humans: comment on Thomas and Baker (2012)
    Kirk I Erickson
    University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Neuroimage 73:237-8; discussion 265-7. 2013
    ..Overall, although this area of research is in need of circumspection, it also could have transformative implications if structural brain plasticity in humans is possible...
  4. pmc Physical activity, brain plasticity, and Alzheimer's disease
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arch Med Res 43:615-21. 2012
    ..In addition to summarizing this literature we provide recommendations for future research on physical activity and brain health...
  5. pmc The aging hippocampus: interactions between exercise, depression, and BDNF
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neuroscientist 18:82-97. 2012
    ..These conclusions are interpreted in relation to age-related memory impairment and preventions for hippocampal atrophy...
  6. pmc Physical activity predicts gray matter volume in late adulthood: the Cardiovascular Health Study
    K I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neurology 75:1415-22. 2010
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  7. pmc Brain-derived neurotrophic factor is associated with age-related decline in hippocampal volume
    Kirk 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...
  8. doi request reprint Striatal volume predicts level of video game skill acquisition
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Cereb Cortex 20:2522-30. 2010
    ..These findings suggest a neuroanatomical basis for the superiority of training strategies that promote cognitive flexibility and transfer to untrained tasks...
  9. pmc A cross-sectional study of hormone treatment and hippocampal volume in postmenopausal women: evidence for a limited window of opportunity
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Neuropsychology 24:68-76. 2010
    ..Our results provide support for a limited window of opportunity for hormone treatment to influence hippocampal volume, yet the degree to which these effects translate to improved memory performance is uncertain...
  10. pmc Aerobic fitness is associated with hippocampal volume in elderly humans
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Hippocampus 19:1030-9. 2009
    ..Our results clearly indicate that higher levels of aerobic fitness are associated with increased hippocampal volume in older humans, which translates to better memory function...
  11. pmc Resting hippocampal blood flow, spatial memory and aging
    Susie 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...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Aerobic exercise training increases brain volume in aging humans
    Stanley J Colcombe
    Beckman Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, 405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1166-70. 2006
    ..The present study examined whether aerobic fitness training of older humans can increase brain volume in regions associated with age-related decline in both brain structure and cognition...
  14. pmc Age-related differences in the involvement of the prefrontal cortex in attentional control
    Ruchika 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...
  15. pmc Age-related differences in regional brain volumes: a comparison of optimized voxel-based morphometry to manual volumetry
    Kristen M Kennedy
    Institute of Gerontology, Department of Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 30:1657-76. 2009
    ..It may be beneficial to use VBM as a first-pass strategy, followed by manual measurement of anatomically defined regions...
  16. ncbi request reprint Memory enhancement by a semantically unrelated emotional arousal source induced after learning
    Kristy A Nielson
    Department of Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 53201 1881, USA
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 84:49-56. 2005
    ..Potential reasons for contradictory findings in some previous studies, such as the timing of "delayed" memory tests, are discussed...