Lindsay Nagamatsu, PhD
- PhD (UBC)
- MA (UBC)
- BA (UBC)
Supervising Graduate Students
- Psychological Basis of Kinesiology
- Effects of exercise on cognitive function and neural plasticity
- Cognitive risk factors for falls
- Functional neuroimaging (EEG and fMRI)
- Healthy aging
Professor Nagamatsu's Brain Health Laboratory is recruiting research participants for the following studies:
Exercise and the Brain
The study consists of:
- FREE – supervised, one-hour exercise sessions three times per week for six months
- Cognitive testing, physical testing, and two MRI scans
- All exercise sessions and testing will take place on campus at Western University
Interested participants may be eligible if they:
- Are aged 60 to 80 years
- Have not participated regularly in exercise in the last six months
- Have not been diagnosed with a neurodegenerative or musculoskeletal disease
- Have not had a stroke
For more information or to inquire about eligibility, please contact:
- Joyla Furlano
519-661-2111 ext. 88284
A comprehensive list of publications is available through Google Scholar.
- Nagamatsu, LS, Flicker, L, Kramer, AF, Voss, MW, Erickson, KI, Hsu, CL, and Liu-Ambrose, T. (2014). Exercise is medicine, for the body and the brain (commentary). British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(12), 943-944.
- Nagamatsu, LS, Handy, TC, Hsu, CL, Voss, M, and Liu-Ambrose, T. (2012). Resistance training promotes cognitive and functional brain plasticity in seniors with probable mild cognitive impairment. Archives of Internal Medicine, 172(8), 666-668.
- Liu-Ambrose, TYL, Nagamatsu, LS, Graf, P, Beattie, BL, Ashe, M, and Handy, TC. (2010). Resistance training and executive functions: A 12-month randomized controlled trial. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170, 170-178.
- Nagamatsu, LS, Weinstein, AM, Erickson, KI, Fanning, J, Awick, E, Kramer, AF, and McAuley, E. (accepted). Exercise mode moderates the relationship between mobility and brain volume in healthy older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
- Nagamatsu, LS, Hsu, CL, Davis, JC, Best, JR, and Liu-Ambrose, T. (accepted). White matter brain volume mediates the relationship between self-efficacy and mobility in older women. Experimental Aging Research.
- Best, J, Chiu, BK, Hsu, CL, Nagamatsu, LS, and Liu-Ambrose, T. (accepted). Long-term effects of resistance exercise training on cognition and brain volume in older women. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
- Bolandzadeh, N, Tam, R, Handy, TC, Nagamatsu, LS, Hsu, CL, Davis, JC, Dao, E, Beattie, BL, and Liu-Ambrose, T. (accepted). Resistance training and white matter lesion progression: Preliminary evidence of benefit from a 12-month randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
- Davis, JC, Best, JR, Hsu, CL, Nagamatsu, LS, and Liu-Ambrose, T. (in press). Examining the relationship between falls and mild cognitive impairment on mobility and executive function in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
- ten Brinke, LF, Bolandzadeh, N, Nagamatsu, LS, Hsu, CL, Davis, JC, Khan, KM, Liu-Ambrose, T. (2015). Aerobic exercise increases hippocampal volume in older women with probable mild cognitive impairment: A 6-month randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 49(4), 248-254.
- Exercise, Mobility and Brain Health Laboratory
- Exercise neuroscience
- Research methods and experimental design