Can Sex Make You Smarter?

Posted by on January 15, 2014 in Sci-Tech with 1 Comment

| Telegraph | Jan 16th 2014

sexSex could make you smarter after new research has found it can encourage the growth of brain cells.

Researchers in America and South Korea have found that sexual activity in mice and rats improved cognitive function.

Psychologists at the University of Maryland found that sexual experience enhanced the number of newly generated neurons in the hippocampus, where long-term memories are made.

The rats were allowed half an hour of sexual behaviour a day which was monitored and videotaped.

The scientists tested middle-aged rats and found that sexual experience restored age-related decline in brain function to young adult levels.

This, they concluded, suggested that repeated sexual experience can stimulate adult neurogenesis (the development of neurons) and restore cognitive function in middle-aged rats.

However they also found that if sexual activity was stopped, the improvements in cognitive function were lost.

A team from Kontuk University in South Korea concluded that sex successfully counteracted the negative affects of stress on brain development.

They found that stress was one of the biggest inhibitors of neurogenesis but that sex helped to restore the function.

They concluded: “Sexual interaction could be helpful for buffering adult hippocampal neurogenesis and recognition memory function against the suppressive actions of chronic stress.”

However, according to The Atlantic, watching pornography, could be harmful to the brain.

Viewing pornographic images can interfere with people's memory- in particular their ability to multitask.

A recent study by psychologists at the University of Duisburg – Essen in Germany tested the response of individuals who had access to pornographic stimuli against those who did not.

They found that working memory performance was worse in those who were given pornographic stimuli.

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  1. oldbeermaker@yahoo.co.uk' blindman says:

    sex is for enlightenment. it is trasferring sexual energy into spiritual energy, but you have to circulate your orgasm (donot ejaculate=waste!) in your microcosmic orbit.it is about breathing and energy. then you can have not one orgasm but 10!!!. much stronger than ‘normal’ poor ejaculation. and thi is not a joke, check for more master Mantak Chia books, I have learn this stuff from him. excellent.. i am 42 and have 20 orgasm per week easily.. started two years ago.. you are getting younger in the speed of light,
    enjoy..

    http://www.thewayofblindman.com

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