Sylvie Kropáčová

Sylvie Kropáčová
Central European Institute of Technology-Czech Republic | CEITEC · Brain and Mind Research Programme

Doctor of Psychology

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Introduction
Sylvie Kropáčová currently works at CEITEC Masaryk university

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Background: Dance is a complex activity combining physical exercise with cognitive, social, and artistic stimulation. Objectives: We aimed to assess the effects of dance intervention (DI) on intra and inter-network resting-state functional connectivity (rs-FC) and its association to cognitive changes in a group of non-demented elderly participants....
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Dance is a complex sensorimotor activity with positive effects on physical fitness, cognition, and brain plasticity in the aging population. We explored whether individual levels of cognitive reserve (CR) proxied by education moderate dance intervention (DI)-induced plasticity assessed by resting-state functional connectivity (rs-FC) changes of the...
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Dance is a complex sensorimotor activity with positive effects on physical fitness, cognition, and brain plasticity in the aging population. We explored whether individual levels of cognitive reserve (CR) proxied by education moderate dance intervention (DI)-induced plasticity assessed by resting-state functional connectivity (rs-FC) changes of the...
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Using multishell diffusion MRI and both tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS) and probabilistic tracking of specific tracts of interest, we evaluated the neural underpinnings of the impact of a six-month dance intervention (DI) on physical fitness and cognitive outcomes in nondemented seniors. The final cohort had 76 nondemented seniors, randomized...
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Dance-movement intervention (DMI) offers multi-component stimulation of cognitive functions, and it may ameliorate cognitive deficits in the elderly. We investigated the effects of intensive DMI on the cognitive performances of healthy seniors (HS) and patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In addition, we evaluated whether the baseline MRI...
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Objectives: To evaluate effects of a six-month intensive dance exercise intervention (DI) on cognition and brain structure in a mixed group of healthy seniors and people with mild cognitive impairment. Methods: Subjects (aged ˃ 60 years with no dementia or depression) were randomly assigned to either a DI group or a LAU (life as usual) group. De...
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Demographic change in a lot of countries produced an increase in the proportion of older adults in society, resulting in specific healthcare challenges. With the aging process, the number of people with Alzheimer's disease, which is one of the leading causes of dementia, is going up. This fact consequently affects the extent of self-sufficiency and...
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Objective: The major objective of this study was to investigate the influence of six months dance intervention program on the level of functional fitness and postural stability in the elderly.Methods: The exercise program was carried out three times a week and included 60 dance exercise sessions. 60 elderly participated in the study (67.5±5.69 year...
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Aim: The study examines psychometric properties of the Czech version of the Token Test (TT) on a population of Czech seniors and individuals with neurodegenerative brain diseases. Participants and methods: The study included 96 individuals (mean age 67.7 years), of whom 43 were healthy controls (HC), 23 had incipient Alzheimer's disease or mild cog...

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