Clinical Study

Exercise Promotes Neuroplasticity in Both Healthy and Depressed Brains: An fMRI Pilot Study

Figure 2

(a) Regions within the hippocampus found to be active in the correct > incorrect contrast for both healthy and MDD at baseline, used as an ROI to extract beta values for an analysis of activity in the hippocampus. (b) Beta values for correct > incorrect from both groups at pretreatment and posttreatment. Both groups showed a reduction in hippocampal activity within the bilateral ROI following exercise. Error bars represent standard error.