Thought for the month

“The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.” Benjamin Jowett, teacher and theologian (1817 – 93).

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

A fist full of neurons

According to a paper from Montclair State University, clenching your right hand may help form a stronger memory of an event or action, and clenching your left may help you recollect the memory later. Based on people memorising and recalling words from a list of 72 words, the findings suggest that some simple body movements, by temporarily changing the way the brain functions, can improve memory. Clenching the right fist may activate a brain region that is involved in storing memories, while squeezing the left hand may trigger an area dealing with retrieving information. So why don’t boxers never forget?

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