A study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science has found that short bouts of exercise might not only be linked to decreased risk of chronic diseases, but increased memory as well.
This particular study involved 36 young men and women who all achieved adequate health status. Each subject was asked to participate in ten minutes of relaxed cycling on a stationary bike. All participants were then asked to undergo memory testing directly following physical activity.
Sixteen of the participants’ brain scans demonstrated a trigger of communication between the hippocampus and cortical brain regions directly following exercise. This particular piece of information is interesting considering both of these regions play a key role in processing memories.
The length of the time that this trigger occurs is not yet known though the lead scientist on the study has reason to believe that it may last at least 15 minutes.
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Contributed By: Sofia Sepulveda
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