• Found an unexpected benefit of solving crosswords

  • A group of British scientists found a link between crosswords and the health of the brain. Experts made a report at the international conference AAIC 2017 in London, reports EurekAlert!.

    Researchers interviewed more than 17 thousand healthy people over the age of 50 years and asked them to go through several tasks. As a result, it was found that the daily solution of various puzzles, like crosswords, improves brain health and improving its activity.

    "We have found a relationship between how often people solve crosswords and how they solve problems in attention, logical thinking and memory," said the study's lead author Keith Wesnes (Keith Wesnes). According to him, those of study participants who frequently solves puzzles, cope with the task as well as people 10 years younger.

    In may 2017 the Swedish psychologists have shown that transcranial brain stimulation (TES-therapy) is a constant current, despite its popularity, has no significant effect on the cognitive abilities of a healthy person.

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