BrianA Posted August 12, 2022 Report Share Posted August 12, 2022 So it seems mental work is legitimately a kind of exercise, that stresses neurons. I wonder if this explains why folks with more education/tougher mental jobs are known to live longer - more brain exercise = better brain health? "reported in Current Biology on August 11, show that when intense cognitive work is prolonged for several hours, it causes potentially toxic byproducts to build up in the part of the brain known as the prefrontal cortex. This in turn alters your control over decisions, so you shift toward low-cost actions requiring no effort or waiting as cognitive fatigue sets in, the researchers explain." Why thinking hard makes you tired https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220811135344.htm Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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