PhD defence - Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas is defending his PhD thesis
Acute Exercise and Motor memory Consolidation
13 October 2016, 14:00
Auditorium A in Teilum Building, Frederik V's vej 11, 2100 Copenhagen (Rigshospitalet).
Associate Professor Nicolai Baastrup Nordsborg (chair), Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
Professor Markus Gruber, Universität Konstanz, Germany
Associate Professor Jesper Lundbye-Jensen, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
About the thesis
The aim of this thesis is to investigate the relationship between motor skill learning and exercise and more specifically how exercise intensity, timing and type affect the consolidation process of motor memory, and to investigate related neurophysiological adaptations.
The thesis itself consists of three individual studies concerning these variables within exercise and the underlying mechanisms. The results can/may contribute to our understanding of how exercise can influence neural plasticity and behavior.
Furthermore, the results can help us prescribe guidelines for the inclusion of exercise in schools, sport and rehabilitation settings in order to improve the retention of motor skills.
2016, 152 pages, ISBN 978 87 93476 55 4