Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Brain Rhythm Associated With Learning Also Linked to Running Speed
Rhythms in the brain that are associated with learning become stronger as the body moves faster, UCLA neurophysicists report in a new study.
The experiment was performed by measuring electrical signals from hundreds of neurons using microwires 20 times thinner than a human hair, Mehta said. Nearly a hundred gigabytes of data was collected every day, enough to fill the Library of Congress every two months.
Analysis of this vast and complex data yielded an unexpected result: The gamma rhythm, a fast signal that occurs while concentrating or learning, gradually grew stronger as the mice moved faster.
MY COMMENT: OK let me try to get this one straight. "This research provides an interesting link between the world of learning and the world of speed".
Does this mean we learn faster during a hard interval sessions? I just wonder if those mice could learn any faster while listening to an iPod when they run.