How does martial arts training influence the child's brain and the development of skills like language and attention? The Neurosciences Institute, UC San Diego, and the San Diego Youth Symphony have formed a new partnership to address these questions. We are recruiting children between 5 to 8 years of age who receive or plan to receive martial arts instruction to participate in the ACTION study. To understand how martial arts training affects the structure of the brain, participants will be asked to lie still in an MRI scanner for up to one hour while watching a video. To understand how martial arts training affects cognition, participants will do simple computerized tasks. These sessions will occur at different points in their martial arts education and will be conducted in association with CHD's PLING Study.
To learn more about the ACTION study or to find out if your child is eligible to participate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 822-2148.
For more information about other Center for Human Development studies, please contact Melanie Maddox at email@example.com or (858) 822-2148.
Project supported by:
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Grant #R01HD061414