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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kinesiology and Community Health Professor Charles Hillman and Postdoctoral Researcher Laura Chaddoc

Caption: Kinesiology and community health professor Charles Hillman (right), postdoctoral researcher Laura Chaddock-Heyman and their colleagues found that physically fit children had more compact white-matter tracts in the brain than children who were less fit.

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