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Fri Aug 5, 2016, 04:06 AM

Study shows exercise won’t cause you to forget things

Research has found that exercise causes more new neurons to be formed in a critical brain region, and contrary to an earlier study, these new neurons do not cause the individual to forget old memories, according to research by Texas A&M College of Medicine scientists, in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Exercise is well known for its cognitive benefits, thought to occur because it causes neurogenesis, or the creation of new neurons, in the hippocampus, which is a key brain region for learning, memory and mood regulation. Therefore, it was a surprise in 2014 when a research study, published in the journal Science, found that exercise caused mice to forget what they’d already learned.

“It stunned the field of hippocampal neurogenesis,” said Ashok K. Shetty, PhD, a professor in the Texas A&M College of Medicine Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, associate director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and research career scientist at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. “It was a very well-done study, so it caused some concern that exercise might in some way be detrimental for memory.”

The animal models in the exercise group—in the previous study—showed far more neurogenesis than the control group, but contrary to what one might think, these additional neurons seemed to erase memories that were formed before they started the exercise regimen. To test this, the researchers removed the extra neurons, and the mice suddenly were able to remember again.

Read more: https://vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu/new-neurons-dont-cause-you-to-forget-old-memories/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 04:50 AM

1. Disappointed in false reports publishing

 

They should release the papers only after proper research. There is also another study that I heard, running can damage our knees. But, life shows those who runs have good knees. It's hard to believe what is to believe. It's always best to follow the old customs. i think the early people knew much more than us.

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Fri Sep 9, 2016, 02:33 AM

2. Studies

So many studies are released to the public and picked up by news services before they're properly peer reviewed. Have to read as much as possible, but also use some critical thinking when examining these studies.

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