May 02 2012

Scientific American: "How Exercise Jogs the Brain"

The brain responds to the energy demands of exercise by signaling to increase its own production powerhouses – mitochondrial DNA.

Researchers at the University of South Carolina report that the brain “adapts and changes by bringing more of these power­houses” online, Davis says. The increased energy supply allows the brain to work faster and more efficiently.

The study was conducted on jogging mice.

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