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Ricardo Martins is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a research interest in the field of cognition and affective responses to exercise in childhood. As an early career researcher, his current project focuses on understanding how cognitively demanding exercise might influence general executive function, brain responses, using neuroimaging techniques (i.e., fNIRS), and how to create activities that induce physiological and psychological benefits in childhood.

Research Interests

Cognition; Physical Activity; Executive Function; fNIRS

Vision Statement

I aim to provide an understanding of how different forms of exercise might impact cognition in children. It is my vision to use this knowledge to find innovative ways to improve physical activity opportunities in childhood that can lead to wider health benefits. 


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