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Learn more about movement and learning

To learn more about the relationship between movement and learning, see the following resources:

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Dishman, R. K., Berthoud, H.-R., Booth, F. W., Cotman, C. W., Edgerton, V. R., Fleshner, M. R., et al. (2006). Neurobiology of exercise. Obesity , 14, 345-356.

Hillman, C. H., Erikson, K. I., & Kramer, A. F. (2008). Be smart, exercise your heart: Exercise effects on brain and cognition. Nature Reviews Neuroscience , 9, 58-65.

Maglio, J., & McKinstry, C. (2008). Occupational therapy and circus: Potential partners in enhancing the health and well-being of today's youth. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal , 55, 287-290.

Plante, T. &. (1990). Physical fitness and enhanced psychological health. Current Psychology, 9(1), 3-24.

Ratey, J. J. (2002). A user's guide to the brain: Perception, attention, and the four theaters of the brain. New York: Vintage Books.

Ratey, J. J. (2008). Spark: The revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Reilly, D., van Donkelaar, P., Saavedra, S., & Woollacott, M. (2008). Interaction between the development of postural control and the executive function of attention. PubMed Central. Retrieved March 20, 2011, from National Institutes of Health:

Sebanz, N., Bekkering, H., & Knoblich, G. (2006). Joint action: Bodies and minds moving together. Trends in Cognitive Sciences , 10, 70-76.

Sibley, B. A., & Etnier, J. L. (2003). The relationship between physical activity and cognition in children: A meta-analysis. Pediatric Exercise Science , 15, 243-256.