题 目: Physical exercise improves cognition by inducing hippocampal structural and functional changes
in the aged murine brain that are dependent on neurogenesis
讲座人: Dr. Xiaoqing Zhou, The University of Queensland, Australia.
主持人: Prof. Tianzi Jiang, Brainnetome Center, CASIA
时 间: 2019年2月25日，下午2:30-3:30
地 点: 智能化大厦三层第一会议室
With an ageing population worldwide, the incidence of cognitive decline is increasing, especially impairment in memory dependent on the function of the hippocampus. Evidence suggests that physical exercise may protect against decline in hippocampal function, however, little is known about how this improvement is mediated. My study, using MRI imaging, shows that significant cognitive improvement in aged mice following exercise results from an enhancement in strength of connections in the Dentate Gyrus (DG) network in the hippocampus. Moreover, I show this enhancement is dependent on the increased production of new neurons in the DG of the aged mice.
PhD Degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, Oct. 2014 – Oct.2018 QBI, The University of Queensland, QLD, Australia.
Master's Degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, Sep. 2011 - Jul. 2014 School of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (State Key Lab of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning), Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
My current research is focussed on understanding the mechanisms by which exercise may prevent or even reverse cognitive decline.