Journal directory listing - Volume 57 (2012) - Journal of Research in Education Sciences【57(2)】June (Special Issue: Brain & Education)

(Special Issue) The Effect of Exercise on Cognitive and Academic Performance: A Review and Prospect Author: Chun-Hao Wang(Institute of Neuroscience, National Yang-Ming University), Che-Chien Chang(Physical Education Office, National Central University), Yen-Ming Liang(Physical Education Office, National Central University),Wen-Sheng Chiu(Physical Education Office, National Central University),Daisy L. Hung(Graduate Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, National Central University),Ovid J.-L. Tzeng(Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica), Chi-Hung Juan(Graduate Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, National Central University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 57, No. 2
Date:June 2012


An increasing number of studies have suggested that exercise is associated with improvements in cognitive and brain functioning, and this facilitating effect is also evident from observing cognitive and academic performance in children. However, with the advance and prevalence of science and technology in today’s culture, children have become increasingly sedentary. Importantly, a sedentary habits during childhood not only influences physical health but also cognitive and academic performance. Based on these findings, we review and discuss the associations between physical activity and exercise, as well as their effects on children’s academic performance. We also review studies in the field of cognitive neuroscience to discuss the underlying neural mechanisms of the positive effects of physical exercise. We hope by doing so that this review would draw more attention to this topic from the fields of education and physical education and would generate ideas for future research. It is also our wish that this knowledge would provide practical benefits to the fields of education, physical education, and public health.

Keywords:aerobic fitness, physical activity, children, cognitive neuroscience, academic performance

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APA FormatWang, C.-H., Chang, C.-C., Liang, Y.-M., Chiu, W.-S., Hung, D.-L., Tzeng, O. J.-L., & Juan, C.-H, (2012). The Effect of Exercise on Cognitive and Academic Performance: A Review and Prospect. Journal of Research in Education Sciences, 57(2), 65-94. doi:10.3966/2073753X2012065702003