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Brain training : Sudoku does not stop the mental deterioration

not puzzles The Crack of Sudoku or cross - word the mental deterioration in old age. This is reported by researchers in the "British Medical Journal". However, such a brain-improved Jogging, the intellectual skills throughout life – and probably contribute to the mental breakdown will later be apparent.

intelligence test as the 11-Year-old

In English, the phrase "use it or lose it" (in German describes a "use it or lose it") calls for a common acceptance among aging researchers: Who life his mental faculties, he loses the in the age is not so fast. Scientifically this was not explored but it's good, write now, researchers working with Roger Staff of the clinic "Aberdeen Royal Infirmary".

So there is hardly any long-term studies, which take into account the intellectual ability of the study participants in the age of the child. Differences therein, could affect the subsequent performance in the Tests significantly.

The Team of Staff under 498 Volunteer of the year of birth 1936 from Scotland was looking for now. These were completed at the age of eleven years, an intelligence test. From the age of about 64 years, the researchers asked the men and women up to five Times in the course of 15 years to an investigation. The participants completed various Tests, which showed, among other things, how good your memory is and how high their intellectual pace. In addition, the researchers asked the training.

brain sport improves the starting position for the unstoppable decay

With a questionnaire determined also, the participants are demanding intellectually, whether you read much, how they like to crack complicated problems, how curious you are and how happy you are about ideas and concepts to ponder. Then they brought all the collected data are related to each other.

The analysis showed, first, that people with higher education and a better performance in the intelligence test in childhood, challenge yourself mentally. In addition, in the test, who likes to play intellectually.

However, a generally high level of intellectual employment not stopped the cognitive decline in old age. Participants, the redeemed gladly and often tricky issues, from cuts in the Tests at the age better than those who did not. But also in the case of these participants, the mental faculties were increasingly. Puzzles can't solve, Staff, contactors before the spiritual degradation, but leads to a "higher starting point, from which the removal is carried out".

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