Memory & Brain Health

Busy Lifestyle Associated with Superior Brain Processing Speed

When you’re busy all of the time, it can sometimes feel like you’re trapped in an unending flurry of activity. But if you’re over 50, this may be good news.
That’s because older adults who maintain a busy lifestyle tend to do better on cognitive tests that those who are less busy.

Vigorous Exercise May Counter Depression

If you want to stay mentally fit, vigorous physical activity may be the way to go.
Researchers at UC Davis Health System show why: Intense exercise increases levels of glutamate and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). These are two neurotransmitters responsible for chemical messaging within your brain.
This means exercise could play a very important role in treating depression.

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3D Video Games Boost Memory

Video games have come a long way since the days of Pac-Man. And while it was fun to play at the time, it probably didn’t do much for your brain health.
However, playing today’s three-dimensional video games—besides being a lot of fun—might also help boost memory formation.
In a new study, researchers recruited non-gaming college students. Some…

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