Prefrontal cortex asymmetry and psychological responses to exercise: A systematic review.

Affiliation

Exercise Psychophysiology Research Group, School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of São Paulo, Arlindo Béttio Avenue, 1000, Ermelino Matarazzo, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Studies have shown a relationship between prefrontal cortex (PFC) activation asymmetry and psychological responses to exercise, so that a higher rest activation in left rather than right PFC has been associated with positive psychological responses to exercise such as an improved affect, anxiety and multidimensional arousal states.

Keywords

Aerobic exercise,Affect, anxiety, energetic arousal,Cerebral activation,

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