According the scientists, some of our daily habits affect the brain and would make us less intelligent. For example, it is not a good idea to check your emails while watching TV.
1. Saturated fat
Excessive intake of fat rich food and affects our cognitive abilities. According to scientific Kathy Magnusson, such power would disrupt our ability to emotionally adapt to different situations. In addition, foods high in sugar are detrimental to learning ability. “We already know that it is bad to eat too much fat and too much sugar. Now it turns out that fat diet rich in sugar also changes bacterial systems, which has a negative influence on the brain “says Magnusson.
When they look for things on the internet, people feel more intelligent than they are, “although often they do not find the answer to their questions,” says the researcher Matthew Fisher . “The internet is a powerful tool, it seems to contain all possible information. This leads people to confuse knowledge with those from external sources.”
3. Use several media at once
People who use a computer, a smartphone, etc. at the same time run the risk of narrow some structures in the brain. Among the participants who reported using multiple media devices at once, the gray matter in the anterior cortex singulaire was less dense so that it is precisely the part of our brain responsible for cognitive and emotional control functions.
4. Sugar deteriorates the brain
A study of the New York University Medical Center reveals that glucose night in an important function of the brain. People who have a Carbohydrate metabolism slower faster suffer from amnesia. However, here we must add that carbohydrate metabolism is age related. The older you are, the more it works more slowly.
5. Lack of sleep induced false memories
Lack of sleep not only induces fatigue. It is also linked to the creation of false memories. The University of California examined 193 participants. Those who slept less than five hours claimed significantly more often seeing a video of the news, while this was not the case at all. The researchers conclude that we should not be totally deprived of sleep to create false memories. Miss a few hours of sleep enough. (AVE)