Mental and Physical (MAP) Training: A neurogenesis-inspired intervention that enhances health in humans

  • Tracey J. Shors, Ryan L. Olson, Marsha E. Bates, Edward A. Selby, Brandon L. Alderman
  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, November 2014, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nlm.2014.08.012

MAP TRAIN MY BRAIN: Combining meditation and aerobic exercise to enhance brain health

What is it about?

The translation of MAP Training, an intervention that combines aerobic exercise and mediation.

Why is it important?

The combination of mental and physical (MAP) training decreases depression and anxiety in humans. This paper describes its translation from neurogenesis studies in the laboratory to its implementation for homeless young mothers. If you are interested in learning more, please see


Dr Tracey J. Shors
Rutgers University New Brunswick

The MAP Training intervention has proven useful for people from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more, see

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