Saturday, July 29, 2017

Elderly Female Yoga Practitioners Found to Have Greater Cortical Thickness

Elderly female yoga practitioners were found to have greater cortical thickness in the brain areas associated with attention and memory.
Scientists in Brazil have imaged elderly female yoga practitioners' brains and found they have greater cortical thickness in the left prefrontal cortex, in brain areas associated with cognitive functions like attention and memory. The results suggest that yoga could be a way to protect against cognitive decline in old age. Read more

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