Cognitive control in the self-regulation of physical activity and sedentary behavior

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dc.contributor.author Buckley, Judith en
dc.contributor.author Cohen, Jason en
dc.contributor.author Kramer, Arthur F en
dc.contributor.author McAuley, Edward en
dc.contributor.author Mullen, Sean en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-12T22:08:42Z en
dc.date.issued 2014 en
dc.identifier.citation Frontiers of Human Neuroscience, 2014, 8 (747), 15 pp. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/23465 en
dc.description.abstract Cognitive control of physical activity and sedentary behavior is receiving increased attention in the neuroscientific and behavioral medicine literature as a means of better understanding and improving the self-regulation of physical activity. Enhancing individuals’ cognitive control capacities may provide a resilient means to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior. First, this paper reviews emerging evidence of the antecedence of cognitive control abilities in successful self-regulation of physical activity, and in precipitating self-regulation failure that predisposes to sedentary behavior. We then highlight the brain networks that may underpin the cognitive control and self-regulation of physical activity, including the default mode network, prefrontal cortical networks and brain regions and pathways associated with reward. We then discuss research on cognitive training interventions that document improved cognitive control and that suggest promise of influencing physical activity regulation. Key cognitive training components likely to be the most effective at improving self-regulation are also highlighted. The review concludes with suggestions for future research. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Frontiers of Human Neuroscience en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.title Cognitive control in the self-regulation of physical activity and sedentary behavior en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00747 en
pubs.issue 747 en
pubs.volume 8 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.identifier.pmid 25324754 en
pubs.author-url http://journal.frontiersin.org/journal/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00747/full en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 456662 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Psychology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1662-5161 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-09-17 en
pubs.dimensions-id 25324754 en


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