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'By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it'

 

Eliezer Yudkowsky

Sitting all day is bad for your brain, too

RATE THIS! +18
Posted in Science on 5th May, 2014 12:51 AM by AlexMuller

The study found that less fit students had worse long term memories than their fitter counterparts. Participants who had fatter body compositions and less aerobic capacity, performed worse a test of long-term memory. Participants were asked to memorize word pairs until they could reliably remember at least a few groups. Then, after at least 24 hours, they were asked to perform the same memory test.

 
“These findings contribute to a larger body of research that has begun to indicate that cardiorespiratory fitness may be important for the optimal functioning of multiple aspects of high-level cognitive and memory processes,” concluded the researchers. In other words, poor fitness impacts at least one critical area of our intelligence and could be related to even more.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-05-05
+1
This seems quite logical and predictable. Function of the brain is dependent on many factors and the fact that such function require that the neutrons are well supped is a good point and well documented here Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-05-05
+1
It is great that neuroscience is getting so much attention. Mental illness is one big problem and there are no ways to tackle most of them Reply


 

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