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Special Issue Title: The role of acute and chronic exercise on cognitive function

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Assoc. Prof. Paul Loprinzi 

Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management, The University of Mississippi, USA

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Interests: The effects and mechanisms through which exercise may influence memory function

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Accumulating research demonstrates that exercise is favorably associated with numerous health outcomes, particularly cardiovascular-related outcomes. Emerging research, however, also demonstrates that both acute and chronic exercise are associated with improvements in various cognitive-related outcomes. 

For an upcoming Special Issue in the Journal of Integrative Neuroscience (PubMed indexed), we invite investigators to contribute original research articles (including animal and human studies; experimental studies will be given priority), as well as review articles, that will stimulate the continuing efforts to better understand the relationship between exercise and cognition. We are particularly interested in studies that, in some regard, evaluate and/or discuss potential underlying mechanisms of this relationship. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

● The effects of acute exercise on cognitive function, including various memory outcomes (e.g., episodic memory, working memory), executive function, attention, planning and creativity

● The effects of chronic exercise on cognitive function

● The effects of different exercise parameters (e.g., intensity, duration modality) on cognition

● The effects of exercise on cognition across different populations

● Cellular, molecular, and psychological mechanisms through which exercise may influence cognition

● Effects of exercise on the functional connectivity of cognition-related brain structures

● Brain tissue structural adaptations from exercise

Assoc. Prof. Paul Loprinzi

Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://jour.ipublishment.com/imr/access/login by registering and logging into this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by IMR Press.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1500. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% (APC: $1050) to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


Cognition, cognitive function, exercise, mechanisms, physical activity

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Clinical interpretations of the effectiveness of changes in body position during aerobic fitness after neurologic injury
Nur Fariza Izan, Sheikh Hussain Salleh, Chee-Ming Ting, Fuad Noman, Hadrina Sh-Hussain, Roman R. Poznanski, ‪Ahmad Zubaidi Abdul Latif
Journal of Integrative Neuroscience    2020, 19 (3): 479-487.   DOI: 10.31083/j.jin.2020.03.222
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The purpose is to estimate the effectiveness of electrocardiograms during resting and active participation by the differentiation between the electrical activity of the heart while standing and sitting in a resting state. The concern is to identify the electrocardiogram parameters that did not show significant changes within these positions. The electrocardiogram parameters can be considered to be a standard marker for medically compromised patients. The electrocardiogram is recorded in the standing and sitting positions focusing on healthy participants using standard electrode placement of lead-I. Combined lead-I patterns (camel-hump or ST-segment prolongation) are usually seen in neurologic injury or hypothermia patients. The pairwise comparisons of a year data are about 454,400 cycles of sitting and 493,470 cycles of standing data. Thus, it is essential to quantify the nature and magnitude of changes seen in the electrocardiogram with a change of posture from sitting to standing in a healthy individual. This makes the findings of electrocardiogram analysis in this paper interesting in which some parameters (i.e., camel-hump patterns in lead-I) are helpful for clinical interpretations and could be suggestive of neurologic injury.

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