Matthew B. Pontifex, Ph.D.

2012- Kinesiology Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 
Neurocognition, cognition, executive control, fitness, physical activity, health behaviors, attention, action monitoring
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Mean distance: 17.93 (cluster 8)
Cross-listing: SPRtree - PsychTree - Kinesiology Tree


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Charles H. Hillman grad student 2006-2011 UIUC
 (Transient modulations of inhibitory control in children with ADHD: The effect of a single bout of physical activity.)


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Oksana K. Ellison grad student 2019- Michigan State
Lauren Bullard grad student 2020- Michigan State
Colt A. Coffman grad student 2021- Michigan State
Andrew C. Parks grad student 2012-2017 Michigan State
Kathryn L. Gwizdala grad student 2015-2019 Michigan State
David A. Henning grad student 2013-2020 Michigan State
Amanda L. McGowan grad student 2016-2020 Michigan State
Madison C. Chandler grad student 2017-2021 Michigan State


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Tracey Covassin collaborator Michigan State (Kinesiology Tree)
Kimberly Michelle Fenn collaborator Michigan State
Keita Kamijo collaborator Michigan State
Karin A. Pfeiffer collaborator Michigan State (Epi Tree)
John Polich collaborator UIUC
Alan L. Smith collaborator Michigan State (Kinesiology Tree)
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McGowan AL, Bretzin AC, Anderson M, et al. (2021) Paired cognitive flexibility task with symptom factors improves detection of sports-related concussion in high school and collegiate athletes. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 428: 117575
Pontifex MB, Parks AC, Delli Paoli AG, et al. (2021) The effect of acute exercise for reducing cognitive alterations associated with individuals high in anxiety. International Journal of Psychophysiology : Official Journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology
McGowan AL, Chandler MC, Pontifex MB. (2021) Aerobic fitness relates to superior exact and approximate arithmetic processing in college-aged adults. Trends in Neuroscience and Education. 23: 100154
Gwizdala KL, Ferguson DP, Kovan J, et al. (2021) Placebo controlled phase II clinical trial: Safety and efficacy of combining intranasal insulin & acute exercise. Metabolic Brain Disease
McGowan AL, Gerde HK, Pfeiffer KA, et al. (2021) Physically active learning in preschoolers: Improved self-regulation, comparable quantity estimation. Trends in Neuroscience and Education. 22: 100150
Chandler MC, McGowan AL, Brascamp JW, et al. (2021) Phasic activity of the locus-coeruleus is not a mediator of the relationship between fitness and inhibition in college-aged adults. International Journal of Psychophysiology : Official Journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology. 165: 1-7
Raine LB, Kao SC, Drollette ES, et al. (2020) The role of BMI on cognition following acute physical activity in preadolescent children. Trends in Neuroscience and Education. 21: 100143
Chandler MC, McGowan AL, Burles F, et al. (2020) Aerobic Fitness Unrelated to Acquisition of Spatial Relational Memory in College-Aged Adults. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. 1-8
Hsieh SS, Chueh TY, Morris TP, et al. (2020) Greater childhood cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with better top-down cognitive control: A midfrontal theta oscillation study. Psychophysiology. e13678
McGowan AL, Ferguson DP, Gerde HK, et al. (2020) Preschoolers exhibit greater on-task behavior following physically active lessons on the approximate number system. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
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