Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Aerobic exercise improves brain function

Neuroscientists working on mice showed that even a few days of running stimulates the brain to grow new cells in a part of the brain involved in memory and recall.

The scientists divided the mice into two groups: one group had a running wheel they could use at any time, and the other group didnt. In subsequent memory tests the scores of mice with access to the running wheel were almost double those of the non-running group.

I dont know about you, but Im gonna get my running shoes out tomorrow and start pounding the tarmac again mind you Id like to know how they tested mouse memory. Perhaps they let them try the free brain games on Lumosity.com (http://www.lumosity.com/users/me/home ) Try them, theyre really good kept me amused for hours J

Now where did I put that cheese?#