Alexis B. Slutsky

There are 6 included publications by Alexis B. Slutsky :

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Caloric restriction, physical activity, and cognitive performance: A review of evidence and a discussion of the potential mediators of BDNF and TrkB 2016 147 Lifestyle behaviours, such as eating and physical activity (PA), have been recognised as factors that may influence age-related cognitive decline. A high-fat diet and sedentary behaviour have been associated with poor cognitive performance in a varie...
The effects of low-intensity cycling on cognitive performance following sleep deprivation 2017 256 This study examined the effect of 24 h of sleep deprivation on cognitive performance and assessed the effect of acute exercise on cognitive performance following sleep deprivation. Young, active, healthy adults (n = 24, 14 males) were randomized to c...
Exercise and executive function in older adults: exploring the mechanisms 2019 1 Exercise is beneficial to cognitive performance and to executive function (EF) in particular, however the underlying mechanisms as to how exercise yields these benefits are not clear. The overall purpose of this study was to identify the extent to wh...
An external focus of attention is effective for balance control when sleep-deprived 2018 124 The purpose of our study was to examine if the beneficial effects of an external focus are effective for balance control when sleep-deprived. Sleep-deprived participants (27 hours awake) completed three blocks of five separate 30 second trials on a d...
The influence of attentional focus on balance control over seven days of training 2018 444 This study examined the training effect of attentional focus (external focus, internal focus, or no focus instructions) on a dynamic balance task. Participants completed baseline balance testing, seven consecutive days of dynamic balance board traini...
Physical activity and cognition: A narrative review of the evidence for older adults 2019 63 Researchers have long been interested in understanding the potential benefits of physical activity for cognitive performance. Given that advancing age is associated with cognitive decline and is predictive of a heightened risk of clinical cognitive i...