Spark learning and creativity: ‘Spark’ by Dr. John Ratey

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      Lesson summary:

      Exercise significantly enhances cognitive performance. In a study, students exercising before lessons saw a 70% improvement in comprehension. Dr. John Ratey identified the protein BDNF, released during exercise, as pivotal for brain cell growth and learning enhancement. Historically, humans depended on post-exercise cognitive skills for hunting. Today, Ratey suggests a 20-30 minute aerobic workout before mentally-demanding tasks for optimal brain function.

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