[Paleopsych] The Franklin Institute on Neurobics (brain exercises)

Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D. ljohnson at solution-consulting.com
Thu Feb 17 05:15:14 UTC 2005

Old folks who take up aerobics do increase brain size and intelligence 
measures.  We deteriorate, but physical exercise does protect us against 
brain atrophy.

G. Reinhart-Waller wrote:

>>> Severe mental decline is usually caused by
> disease, whereas most age-related losses in memory or motor skills simply
> result from inactivity and a lack of mental exercise and stimulation. In
> other words, use it or lose it.>>
> Depends.  No matter how often one engages in physical exercise, his 
> body will show signs of aging.  The same is true for mental exercise.  
> Use it or lose it is only true up to a certain age.  All skin 
> wrinkles....
> Gerry
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