Riding motorcycles helps keep drivers young by invigorating their brains, the scientist behind popular "Brain Training" computer software
said on Wednesday, citing a new scientific study.
"The driver's brain gets activated by riding motorbikes" in part because it requires heightened alertness, said Ryuta Kawashima, after his team from Tohoku University and Yamaha Motor conducted a string of tests involving middle-aged men.
"In a convenient and easy environment, the human mind and body get used to setting the hurdle low," he warned. "Our final conclusion is that riding motorcycles can lead to smart aging."
In one, which required the men to remember a set of numbers in reverse order, riders' scores jumped by more than 50% in two months, while the non-riders' marks deteriorated slightly. The riders also said they made fewer mistakes.
BTW, bikers also make good cage drivers.
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