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I’m excited to bring you a report from the Society for Neurosports Conference in Florida. Here’s a super-nerdy rundown on the latest and greatest in neuroscience and exercise physiology.

Episode Notes

  • The effect of aerobic exercise on cognition – having a “better brain”
  • Dr. Wendy Suzuki- cognition and mood
  • Dr. Joe Clark – visual systems post-concussion and how to cut concussion rates through visual work before an athletic event
  • Dr. Matt Antonucci  who runs Plasticity Centers in Orlando gave an overview looking at concussions and brain trauma
  • Dr. Justin Rhodes did an interesting experiment with rats and muscle contractions
  • Dr. Christine Wren found that older women who do aerobic exercise and then  have an MRI see an increase in hippocampal volume
  • Dave Barr’s great talk on CNS and recovery
  • Other sleep research
  • Dr. Katy Dombrowsky talked about how breathing is important and the role of the exhale vs. inhale
  • Dr. Wong follow up talk on breathing and the correlation between breathing and low back pain
  • Applied neuroscience: the making of a corporate athlete
  • Dr. Gibson talked about NFL concussions
  • Dr. Banks looked at sleep and mood
  • Dr. Jose Antonio led an afternoon of talks on sports supplements
  • Mind and body approach to exercise


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Dr. Mike T Nelson

Dr. Mike T Nelson

Dr. Mike T Nelson

PhD, MSME, CISSN, CSCS Carrick Institute Adjunct Professor Dr. Mike T. Nelson has spent 18 years of his life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier. He’s has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, a BA in Natural Science, and an MS in Biomechanics. He’s an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He’s been called in to share his techniques with top government agencies. The techniques he’s developed and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.

  • PhD in Exercise Physiology
  • BA in Natural Science
  • MS in Biomechanics
  • Adjunct Professor in Human
  • Performance for Carrick Institute for Functional Neurology
  • Adjunct Professor and Member of American College of Sports Medicine
  • Instructor at Broadview University
  • Professional Nutritional
  • Member of the American Society for Nutrition
  • Professional Sports Nutrition
  • Member of the International Society for Sports Nutrition
  • Professional NSCA Member
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