29 Sep '16, 2am

Here's ANOTHER way running makes you smarter:

For the study, researchers gathered 22 triathletes, who trained eight or more hours a week, and 20 people who they classified as having low aerobic fitness. The subjects performed a dull but demanding task for one hour. Sitting in front of a black computer screen, they were to react as quickly as possible when they saw a full red circle, which appeared at intermittent intervals. (The average test involved reacting to about 400 circles.) The researchers measured the subjects’ reaction times and brain activity in 12-minute segments during the one-hour test. In the first 36 minutes, the triathletes had quicker reaction times than the less-fit subjects. Throughout the test, the triathletes’ brains showed greater brain activity associated with allocating mental resources to a task, as well as brain activity associated with a preparatory response to a task. Taken together, the r...

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