Take the 2-minute tour ×
Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for practitioners, researchers, and students in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, and psychiatry. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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?

share|improve this question
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

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.