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Dear Colleague,

We are delighted to announce the publication of the latest issue of Brain Plasticity (BPL), the high-quality open access journal focusing on all aspects of neurogenesis, gliogenesis and synaptic plasticity, from development to the adult.

BPL Volume 5, Issue 1 is a new special issue covering the topic: Exercise Effects on Cognitive Function in Humans. This issue includes four research papers and three reviews addressing key issues in the human exercise and cognition field.

The articles in this issue can be accessed via the links below, along with a list of the most read articles in BPL in 2019. The review article in the top spot was also the no.2 most read article across all IOS Press content last year.


Call for Papers

We strive to give high visibility and impact to the science published in our journal. As a member of our research community, we invite you to submit manuscripts for consideration on all aspects of neural plasticity. Brain Plasticity offers contributing authors many benefits:

• First class Editorial Board
• Rigorous peer review and speedy manuscript processing
• Rapid online publication (pre-press)
• Open Access publication
Open Access author fees waived until the end of 2020

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We look forward to working with you.

Best wishes,


Henriette van Praag
Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, FL, USA
Email: h.vanpraag@protonmail.com

Bernard Zalc
UPMC, Paris, France
Email: bernard.zalc@upmc.fr

Xinyu Zhao
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Email: xzhao@waisman.wisc.edu


Contents Volume 5, Issue 1

Special Issue: Exercise Effects on Cognitive Function in Humans
Guest Editors: Ozioma Okonkwo and Henriette van Praag

All articles are open access and free for all to read, download and share.


Exercise Effects on Cognitive Function in Humans
Okonkwo, Ozioma | van Praag, Henriette

Research Articles
Modulation of Distinct Intrinsic Resting State Brain Networks by Acute Exercise Bouts of Differing Intensity
Schmitt, Angelika | Upadhyay, Neeraj | Martin, Jason Anthony | Rojas, Sandra | Strüder, Heiko Klaus | Boecker, Henning

Higher Cardiorespiratory Fitness is Associated with Reduced Functional Brain Connectivity During Performance of the Stroop Task
Peven, Jamie C. | Litz, Geneva A. | Brown, Belinda | Xie, Xiaofeng | Grove, George A. | Watt, Jennifer C. | Erickson, Kirk I.

Caudate Volume Mediates the Interaction between Total Sleep Time and Executive Function after Acute Exercise in Healthy Older Adults
Won, Junyeon | Alfini, Alfonso J. | Weiss, Lauren R. | Nyhuis, Casandra C. | Spira, Adam P. | Callow, Daniel D. | Carson Smith, J.

Brain Glucose Metabolism, Cognition, and Cardiorespiratory Fitness Following Exercise Training in Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
Gaitán, Julian M. | Boots, Elizabeth A. | Dougherty, Ryan J. | Oh, Jennifer M. | Ma, Yue | Edwards, Dorothy F. | Christian, Bradley T. | Cook, Dane B. | Okonkwo, Ozioma C.

Review Articles
Pathways of Prevention: A Scoping Review of Dietary and Exercise Interventions for Neurocognition
Smith, Patrick J.

Self-Control and Exercise: A Review of the Bi-Directional Relationship
Boat, Ruth | Cooper, Simon B.

Yoga Effects on Brain Health: A Systematic Review of the Current Literature (view press release here)
Gothe, Neha P. | Khan, Imadh | Hayes, Jessica | Erlenbach, Emily | Damoiseaux, Jessica


Most Read BPL Articles in 2019

Via the IOS Press content website

Yoga Effects on Brain Health: A Systematic Review of the Current LiteratureOpen Access (Systematic Review in Vol.5, Iss.1, 2019; view press release here)
Gothe, Neha P. | Khan, Imadh | Hayes, Jessica | Erlenbach, Emily | Damoiseaux, Jessica

The Effects of Acute Exercise on Mood, Cognition, Neurophysiology, and Neurochemical Pathways: A ReviewOpen Access (Review Article in Vol.2, Iss.2, 2017)
Basso, Julia C. | Suzuki, Wendy A.

The Effects of Exercise on Dopamine Neurotransmission in Parkinson’s Disease: Targeting Neuroplasticity to Modulate Basal Ganglia CircuitryOpen Access (Review Article in Vol.1, Iss.1, 2015)
Petzinger, G.M. | Holschneider, D.P. | Fisher, B.E. | McEwen, S. | Kintz, N. | Halliday, M. | Toy, W. | Walsh, J.W. | Beeler, J. | Jakowec, M.W.

Physical Exercise Enhances Neuroplasticity and Delays Alzheimer’s DiseaseOpen Access (Review Article in Vol.4, Iss.1, 2018)
Lin, Tzu-Wei | Tsai, Sheng-Feng | Kuo, Yu-Min

The Role of Lipid Metabolism for Neural Stem Cell RegulationOpen Access (Review Article in Vol.3, Iss.1, 2017)
Knobloch, Marlen

Running Improves Pattern Separation during Novel Object RecognitionOpen Access (Research Article in Vol.1, Iss.1, 2015)
Bolz, Leoni | Heigele, Stefanie | Bischofberger, Josef


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