eMedical
Welcome to eMedical! eMedical Info Online Compounding Online Pharmacy Online
Login Password Forgot Password Join Now
Health Info
     
Search
Main Menu
Main Menu
spacer
  Home
spacer
  Pharmacy Online
spacer
  Compounding Online
spacer
  Chatrooms
spacer
  Health News
spacer
  Health Information
spacer
  Join For Free
spacer
  Login
spacer
  Health Tools
spacer
  Health Events
spacer
  Message Boards
spacer
  Help
Main Menu
Your email address:
  HTML Format
  Text Format
 View our sample newsletter
Main Menu
spacer
  About Us
spacer
  Editorial & Media
spacer
  Privacy Statement
spacer
  Feedback
spacer
  Contact Us




 
Health Story 
Help

News Image

Juggling and other complex tasks can produce significant changes to the structure of the brain, say British scientists.

The scientists studied 24 healthy young volunteers – none of whom could juggle - who were given juggling training for six weeks and had brain scans before and after.

The scientists found a 5 per cent increase in white matter - the cabling network of the brain – in the rear of the brain, an area that contains nerves that react to us reaching and grasping for objects in our peripheral vision.

Previous research has shown changes in grey matter, but changes in white matter have not previously been demonstrated, said the journal Nature Neuroscience.

They said everyone shouldn’t go out and juggle, but added the research would help develop treatments for conditions such as multiple sclerosis.


 
spacer
Main Menu
  Monday's Topic:
 
Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland
GreyPath - Australian Internet Portal for Retirees and Seniors




Chat with a Pharmacist:

 

How useful did you find the content and presentation of this page?
(Poor) 1 2 3 4 5 (Excellent)
 
 

Home | Pharmacy Online | Compounding Online | Chatrooms | Health News | Health Information | Join For Free | Login | Health Tools | Health Events | Message Boards | Help
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Security Policy are applicable to this site.
eMedical.com.au and eMedical Pharmacy Online are a division of Keilor Village Pharmacy and are owned and operated by Dino Sapuppo and Frank Di Salvo, registered pharmacists (Vic).
Keilor Village Pharmacy is situated at 686 Old Calder Hwy, Keilor 3036. Phone 1800 200 736
Contact info@emedical.com.au for help. Copyright ©2017. All rights reserved.