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Growing A Bigger Brain Is A Walk In The Park

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avatar Growing A Bigger Brain Is A Walk In The Park
February 04, 2011 05:10PM
A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that adults who walked for 40 minutes three times a week for a year had brain growth in the hippocampus — an area of the brain associated with spatial memory. Study author Arthur Kramer and psychologist Margaret Gatz discuss their research.

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/04/133498136/growing-a-bigger-brain-is-a-walk-in-the-park?ft=1&f=5
Re: Growing A Bigger Brain Is A Walk In The Park
February 04, 2011 05:37PM
I loved this story! And while all sorts of different mental exercises seem to improve very specific skills in the brain, physical exercise is the only one that really seems to improve them ALL!

But then, as backpacers, we knew this already. It's why we are smarter than people who don't backpack.



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