Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Know The Secrets About Your Brain

Men have bigger brains than women, that's a fact, but it doesn't mean they are smarter. According to Sandra Aaamodt, Ph.D., a neuroscientist;

Size isn't the big issue. Men's brains are just bigger in proportion to their bigger bodies.

Due to the effect of sex hormones on women's brains, they tend to be more good at finding things and recalling objects' locations while men are better with spatial problems like how a couch can fit in that door.

Memory starts to decline when you're in your 30's, and continues to weaken as we age. Exercising is the best way to stay sharp. It can boost blood flow to the brain.

Long-term stress can damage the hippocampus, that area in the brain that's capable of storing new memories.

Our brain has a willpower muscle called the frontal cortex. It controls self-discipline. It gets stronger with practice.