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Jog Your Memory: Brain Cell Secrets Explored


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#1 Jogger

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:49 AM

interesting research here:
http://www.smh.com.a...00119-mj77.html

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THE health benefits of a regular run have long been known, but scientists have never understood the curious ability of exercise to boost brain power.

Now researchers think they have the answer. Neuroscientists at Cambridge University have shown that running stimulates the brain to grow fresh grey matter and it has a big effect on mental ability.

A few days of running led to the growth of hundreds of thousands of brain cells that improved the ability to recall memories without confusing them, a skill that is crucial for learning and other cognitive tasks, researchers said.
unfortunately they only used mice so not sure how relevant it is to humans ?

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:05 AM

View PostJoggerK, on Jan 20 2010, 07:49 AM, said:

interesting research here:
http://www.smh.com.a...00119-mj77.html


unfortunately they only used mice so not sure how relevant it is to humans ?
There is a lot of proof out there about this theory. I read a study involving humans that had recently suffered brain damage from a stroke. Half of the participants were required to undertake 30 mins of excercise (jogging/walking) 5 times per week and the reults were very favourable. Some people also claim that excercise can help reverse acquired brain injuries from drugs. Stave off depression, alzhiemers etc.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 04:06 PM

Just what I needed to hear:

http://www.smh.com.a...00119-mj77.html

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 04:27 PM

good work phoenix.
except kev beat you to it.
and of course if you had seen it earlier, only forgotten then maybe some running might fix you up :unknw: