Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education and Administration
Area: Exercise Psychology
End Degree: Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Exercise Science
Office: Smithers 217C, Busch Campus
Psychophysiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Interventions
Laboratory: Exercise Psychophysiology Lab
Lab Location: Loree Gym 035
Lab Webpage: https://kines.rutgers.edu/aldermanlab
01:377:334 Physical Activity and Health
01:377:355 Exercise Psychology / 16:572:508 Psychophysiology
01:377:480 Honors Research Seminar / 16:572:505 Research Methods in Exercise Science
Dr. Alderman has established a patient-oriented research program to study how exercise and other behavioral interventions can be used to enhance physiological, neurocognitive and psychological resilience. His research program incorporates psychophysiological and cognitive neuroscience techniques, including event-related potentials (ERPs) and impedance cardiography, to better understand acute and chronic adaptations to exercise, and how knowledge of these adaptations can be applied to intervention development. The ultimate goal is to better understand how exercise and/or physical activity may improve emotional reactivity and cognitive function among at-risk patient populations.
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1. Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Hajcak, G., Selby, E. A., & Alderman, B. L. (2018). Using multilevel modeling to examine blunted neural responses to reward in major depression. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.
2. Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Buckman, J. F., & Alderman, B. L. (2018). A history of sport-related concussion is associated with sustained deficits in conflict and error monitoring. International Journal of Psychophysiology.
3. Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Olson, R. L., Bixby, W. R., & Alderman, B. L. (2017). Do sport-related concussions result in long-term cognitive impairment? A review of event-related potential research. International Journal of Psychophysiology.
4. Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., & Alderman, B. L. (2017). A randomized trial of aerobic exercise on cognitive control in major depression. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128, 903-913. PMID: 28402866
5. Ehmann, P. J., Brush, C. J., Olson, R. L., Bhatt, S. N., Banu, A. H., & Alderman, B. L. (2017). Active workstations do not impair executive function in young and middle-age adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49, 965-974. PMID: 28009785
6. Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., & Brush, C. J. (2016). Using event-related potentials to study the effects of chronic exercise on cognitive function. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. doi:10.1080/1612197X.2016.1223419.
7. Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., & Shors, T. J. (2016). Mental and Physical (MAP) Training: Combining meditation and aerobic exercise reduces depression and rumination while enhancing synchronized brain activity. Translational Psychiatry, 6, e726. PMCID: PMC4872427
8. Olson, R. L., Chang, Y. K., Brush, C. J., Kwok, A. N., Gordon, V., & Alderman, B. L. (2015). Neurophysiological and behavioral correlates of cognitive control during low and moderate intensity exercise. Neuroimage, 131, 171-180. PMID: 26458515