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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Scientists say sex encourages the growth of brain cells and improves long-term memory

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 Scientists at the University of Maryland found that sex enhanced the number of newly generated neurons in the hippocampus, where memories are made

It gives night classes a whole new meaning.

Having sex makes you smarter, research suggests.

A study found that middle-aged rats made more new brain cells after mating.

Researchers at the University of Maryland also credited frequent sexual activity with increased brainpower.

However, the benefits to the brain were lost if the creatures stopped mating.

HOW SEX MAKES YOU SMARTER

The study found that middle-aged rats made more new brain cells after mating.
Scientists noticed that sex increased the number of newly generated neurons in the hippocampus, where long-term memories are made.

This stimulation of adult neurogenesis - or the development of neurons - is thought to restore cognitive function in middle-aged rats.

However the scientists found that after sexual activity was stopped, the improvements in brain power were lost.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2539416/How-sex-make-smarter-Scientists-say-encourages-growth-brain-cells-improves-long-term-memory.html#ixzz2qSf6t2DE
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