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The effects of assisted cycling therapy (ACT) and voluntary cycling on reaction time and measures of executive function in adolescents with Down syndrome.

Authors
  • Ringenbach, S D R1
  • Holzapfel, S D2
  • Mulvey, G M1
  • Jimenez, A1
  • Benson, A1
  • Richter, M1
  • 1 School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.
  • 2 School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2016
Volume
60
Issue
11
Pages
1073–1085
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12275
PMID: 27018305
Source
Medline
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Abstract

These and previous results support the hypothesis of increased neuroplasticity and prefrontal cortex function following ACT and, to a smaller extent, following VC. Both ACT and VC appear to be associated with cortical benefits, but based on current and previous results, ACT seems to maximize the benefits.

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