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Welcome to my blog! I’m a cognitive neuroscientist and new Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine. I am passionate about cognitive neuroscience research of memory and about running. So I thought: “Why not combine the two?” Then I started an exciting research project investigating the effects of cardiovascular fitness and exercise on the human brain. I strongly believe that exercise is good for your body as a whole and that includes the brain! Recent research suggests that aerobic exercise can improve cognitive function and attenuate brain atrophy associated with aging and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

I am new to blogging and thought it would be a good idea to start by writing about running and about my progress in training for the Boston’s Run to Remember Half Marathon. Through participating in this race I decided to raise money to benefit individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and for Alzheimer’s disease research. In the future I am hoping to write updates about the latest research on exercise and the brain from my laboratory and others, so stay tuned!

Karin Schon, Ph.D.

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