Activity Five
Thinking about different styles of writing

Read the following passage and decide which of the terms defined below best describes it as a form of thinking and style of writing.

“In contrast to earlier studies relating different aspects of cognitive function to physical activity (PA) without considering underlying brain changes, we investigated how PA alters key features of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) pathology and, in turn, might be used to improve cognitive function. In summary, the data presented here suggest that moderate PA—a target that is practical, well tolerated, and likely to optimize exercise adherence—can be used to improve cognitive function and reduce the slope of cognitive decline in people with dementia of the AD type.”
Phillips C, Akif Baktir M, Das D, et al., 2015; 95: p.1046-1060, The link between physical activity and cognitive dysfunction.