Evolution, Brain Capacity and Exercise

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  1. Kari Sims

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    If there is someone who runs for exercise and studies that same amount with all other factors the same as someone who doesn't run for exercise.. who's brain has the bigger brain capacity?
     
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    My wife runs almost daily and I can barely walk due to MS.....so uh...No.
     
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    No to what?
     
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    tecoyah Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    All other factors are not the same.

    She is also Smarter than me.
     
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    I just meant hypothetically.
     
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    perdidochas Well-Known Member

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    I dont think that has ever been measured.Why don't you google it?
     
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    tecoyah Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Wow, I've never seen Google Scholar before. How did you find that?
     
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    tecoyah Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    https://scholar.google.com/

    A very handy tool.
     
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    depends what other activity the other person does, activity helps improve brain function

    the brain is also use it or lose it, just like muscles
     
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    Exercise increases neurotrophic growth factor which creates neurogenesis

    In simple terms, exercise makes you smarter

    """BDNF acts on certain neurons of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, helping to support the survival of existing neurons, and encourage the growth and differentiation of new neurons and synapses.[9][10] In the brain, it is active in the hippocampus, cortex, and basal forebrain—areas vital to learning, memory, and higher thinking.[11]

    Certain types of physical exercise have been shown to markedly (threefold) increase BDNF synthesis in the human brain, a phenomenon which is partly responsible for exercise-induced neurogenesis and improvements in cognitive function.[13][20][21][22][23]""""
     
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