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It seems that researchers agree that exercise increases cognitive abilities. This seems to work universally for all ages: children, adults and old people.

It is suggested that everyone should exercise for half an hour at least 3 times a week. I'm wondering if there are any studies which try to find dependencies between the amount of training and the effect of it on cognitive abilities?

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so to clarify, you're not asking about what is optimal for physical health and fitness, you are asking about optimal for cognitive functioning? –  Jeromy Anglim Nov 20 '13 at 6:14
    
@Jeromy Anglim That's correct. –  Max Nov 20 '13 at 7:01
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