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Welcome to the Soya Lab!

Exercise Biochemistry and Neuroendocrinology

Brains and Brawn, One and the Same.
Development the best physical exercise program
for "Brain fitness"

Current Topics
Acute moderate exercise improves mnemonic discrimination in young adults.
Suwabe K, Hyodo K, Byun K, Ochi G, Yassa MA, Soya H.Hippocampus. 2017 Mar.

Moderate exercise ameliorates dysregulated hippocampal glycometabolism and memory function in a rat model of type 2 diabetes.
Shima T, Matsui T, Jesmin S, Okamoto M, Soya M, Inoue K, Liu YF, Torres-Aleman I, McEwen BS and Soya H. Diabetologia, 2016 Dec 8.

The association between aerobic fitness and cognitive function in older men mediated by frontal lateralization.
Hyodo K, Dan I, Kyutoku Y, Suwabe K, Byun K, Ochi G, Kato M, Soya H. Neuroimage. 2016 Jan 15

Positive effect of acute mild exercise on executive function via arousal-related prefrontal activations: An fNIRS study.
Byun K, Hyodo K, Suwabe K, Ochi G, Sakairi Y, Kato M, Dan I, Soya H. NeuroImage 98: pp336-345, 2014.

Acute moderate exercise enhances compensatory brain activation in older adults.
Hyodo K, Dan I, Suwabe K, Kyutoku Y, YamadaY, Akahori M, Byun K, Kato M, Soya H. Neurobiol Aging, 33: pp2621-2632,2012.

Voluntary resistance running with short distance enhances spatial memory related to hippocampal BDNF signaling.
Lee MC, Okamoto M, Liu YF, Inoue K, Matsui T, Nogami H, Soya H. J Appl Physiol. 113: pp1260-1206, 2012.

Mild exercise increases dihydrotestosterone in hippocampus providing evidence for androgenic mediation of neurogenesis.
Okamoto M, Hojo Y, Inoue K, Matsui T, Kawato S, McEwen BS, Soya H. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 109: pp13100-13105, 2012.

Brain glycogen supercompensation following exhaustive exercise.
Matsui T, Ishikawa T,Okamoto M, Inoue K, Lee MC, Fujikawa T, Ichitani Y, Kawamata K,Soya H. J Physiol. 590: pp607-616, 2012.
New York Times / national getgraphic published some articles about our researches.