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How to keep your Brain Happy

Exercise counters the depressed brain by boosting the production of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor), a protein that helps neurotransmitters perform their function and also promotes neural growth (neurogenesis). 298 more words

Healing

Physical Exercise Improves Vocabulary Learning

A PLOS paper titled: “Physical Exercise during Encoding Improves Vocabulary Learning in Young Female Adults: A Neuroendocrinological Study.” Here is the abstract:

“Acute physical activity has been repeatedly shown to improve various cognitive functions.

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Exercise

"High impact running improves learning."

A paper from 2006. Here is the abstract:

“Regular physical exercise improves cognitive functions and lowers the risk for age-related cognitive decline. Since little is known about the nature and the timing of the underlying mechanisms, we probed whether exercise also has immediate beneficial effects on cognition.

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Alzheimer's Disease

‘Fear Itself’ Identified In Mouse Brain

  • Emotional responses a exist in part of the brain called the amygdala
  • Scientists find area of brain responsible for fear memories and learning to be afraid…
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News

Green tea and red wine extracts interrupt Alzheimer’s disease pathway in cells

08 FEB 2013

Natural chemicals found in green tea and red wine may disrupt a key step of the Alzheimer’s disease pathway, according to new research from the University of Leeds. 542 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

The Brain Does What The Body Tells It To Do!

Exercise is my life… Exercise is my friend… Exercise is my cure… 

When I am sad, I exercise…

When I am happy, I exercise…

When I want happiness, I exercise… 200 more words

Health

Running improves learning.

I recently came across a 2007 paper titled “High impact running improves learning.” Here is the abstract:

“Regular physical exercise improves cognitive functions and lowers the risk for age-related cognitive decline.

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Exercise