Exercise is good medicine. It can improve both physical and emotional health. But what if exercise could also make you smarter? New research out of the University of Copenhagen shows that it can!
Subjects were asked to perform a complicated computer skill intimidatingly following or prior to a 15 minute bike ride. The group that followed their computer task with exercise were better able to recall their new skill with more accuracy then the other groups.
Accordingly, exercising after learning a new skill can help the brain convert short term memory into long term success. While the mechanism for this quick conversion is still being researched, it something to keep an eye on.
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How Exercise Can Help You Master New SkillsBy Gretchen Reynolds
Can you improve your body’s ability to remember by making it move? That rather odd-seeming question stimulated researchers at the University of Copenhagen to undertake a reverberant new examination of just how the body creates specific muscle memories and what role, if any, exercise plays in the process.
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