15 Jan 2014

How sex can make you smarter, yes, it's true, according to research.

How sex can make you smarter
Edited by: Stephen W T Read   


It gives night classes a whole new meaning.
Having sex makes you smarter, research suggests.
A study found that middle-aged rats and maybe middle aged men made more new brain cells after mating.

So many men volunteered for the trial it had to be postponed.

Scientists at the University of Maryland also found that sex enhanced the number of newly generated neurons in the hippocampus, where memories are made
Researchers at the University of Maryland also credited frequent sexual activity with increased brain power.
However, the benefits to the brain were lost if the creatures stopped having sex.

A second study, also published last year, suggested that having sex counteracts the effect of stress on the brain – at least in mice. 
However, while having sex may make you smarter, the converse is not necessarily true.

‘Being smarter does not necessarily mean you’ll have more sex.
‘Smarter teens, in fact, tend to delay the initiation of their coital activities.’
In any case, making new brain cells may not be enough.

A Psychologist told a Society for Neuroscience conference that 'hard' work is needed if these cells are to survive.
She said: ‘You can make new cells with exercise, Prozac and sex.
‘If you do mental training, you’ll keep alive more of the cells you produced.

If you do both, now you'll have the best of both worlds – you’re making more cells and keeping more alive and having fun.’


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