Exercises are useful for long-term memory
- 05.07.2016, 04:30,
- Health » Health. Main
The recent study was published in Current Biology journal
. The researchers discovered that people can better retain the information and increase their brain patterns associated with memory if they exercising 4 hours after a memory task.
72 people were involved in the experiment. They got a picture-location memory task in for about 40 minutes. Then the participants were randomly instructed to either exercise right away, exercise four hours later, or not exercise at all.
Two days later the participant’s brains were scanned, people were tested how they remembered what they had learned. Those ones, who exercised hours after studying remembered more information.
So reporters started to claim that regular exercise can improve brain health, but the theory was tested on a small number of people, so more research is needed to determine exactly when people should time our workouts after learning something important.