Effect of long-term swimming exercise on somatosensory evoked potentials in rats

Senturk U., Aktekin B., Kuru O., Gunduz F., Demir N., Aktekin M. R.

BRAIN RESEARCH, vol.887, no.1, pp.199-202, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 887 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0006-8993(00)03061-4
  • Journal Name: BRAIN RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-202
  • Keywords: evoked potential, physical training, aging, somatosensory cortex, PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY, AGE, FITNESS, BRAIN, COGNITION, CORTEX
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The study investigated whether long-term swimming exercise prevents age-related changes in rat somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) and somatosensory cortex (SC) morphology. A total of 25 9-month-old rats were assigned to an exercise or control group. The exercise group swam 1 h/day five times weekly for 1 year. The results showed that long-term exercise prevented age-related changes in SEPs and SC morphology. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.