External LIFE Fellow from 2019 to 2022, MPI for Human Development, Berlin
Dr. rer. nat.
Dissertation completed in October 2022
Aerobic Exercise for the Promotion of Healthy Aging: Changes in Brain Structure Assessed With New Methods
(Advisors: Sandra Düzel & Ulman Lindenberger)
Polk, S. E., Kleemeyer, M. M., Bodammer, N. C., Misgeld, C., Porst, J., Wolfarth, B., Kühn, S., Lindenberger, U., Düzel, S., & Wenger, E. (2023). Aerobic exercise is associated with region-specific changes in volumetric, tensor-based, and fixel-based measures of white matter integrity in healthy older adults. Neuroimage: Reports, 3(1), Article 100155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ynirp.2022.100155
Polk, S. E., Kleemeyer, M. M., Köhncke, Y., Brandmaier, A. M., Bodammer, N. C., Misgeld, C., Porst, J., Wolfarth, B., Kühn, S., Lindenberger, U., Wenger, E., & Düzel, S. (2022). Change in latent gray matter structural integrity is associated with change in cardiovascular fitness in older adults who engage in at-home aerobic exercise. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 16, Article 852737. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2022.85273
Wenger, E., Polk, S. E., Kleemeyer, M. M., Weiskopf, N., Bodammer, N. C., Lindenberger, U., & Brandmaier, A. M. (2022). Reliability of quantitative multiparameter maps is high for magnetization transfer and proton density but attenuated for R1 and R2* in healthy young adults. Human Brain Mapping, 43(11), 3585–3603. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.25870