How physical exercise makes your brain work better

The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge literacy and numeracy exercises as more beneficial for your brain than running, playing and learning on the move. But the brain-as-muscle analogy doesn’t quite work. ToRead More

Can’t focus? Maybe it’s your body clock

Sitting at a desk, reading a textbook may feel like one of the least physical activities you can undertake, but the results of your studying depend on numerous biological factors, including your body clock. Learning and intellectual performance are firmly tied to the body’s internal time. Planet Earth’s rotation – once every 24 hours –Read More