Psychological Science Professor Dr. Timothy Schoenfeld published an article with neuroscience major Chance Swanson in Biomolecules.
The article, entitled “A runner’s high for new neurons? Potential role for endorphins in exercise effects on adult neurogenesis” extensively reviewed current literature to understand how endorphins, often credited for the infamous “runner’s high,” may instead be helpful in promoting the creation of new neurons in the brain.
These new neurons are thought to contribute to learning, memory and positive mood states, all things that exercise enhances. The article can be accessed in the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/2218-273X/11/8/1077.