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Study: Ketogenic diet appears to prevent cognitive decline in mice
After 16 weeks, the KD mice had significant increases in cerebral blood flow, improved balance in the microbiome in the gut, lower blood glucose levels and body weight, and a beneficial increase in the process that clears amyloid-beta from the brain

the beneficial effects seen from the Ketogenic Diet are potentially due to the inhibition of a nutrient sensor called mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin), which has shown to effect lifespan extension and health promotion. In addition to the Ketogenic Diet, Lin said, mTOR can also be inhibited by simple caloric restriction or the pharmaceutical rapamycin
keto  diet  cognition  enhance  health 
october 2018 by dandv
Cooling palms enhances training during progressive resistive exercise
"Palm cooling from 35 degrees C to 20 degrees C temporarily overrides fatigue mechanism(s) during intense intermittent resistance exercise. The mechanisms for this ergogenic function remain unknown."

"Palm cooling was associated with increased exercise repetitions and exercise volume, possibly related to a delayed central fatigue or to a peripheral counter-irritation effect."

More at https://repository.unm.edu/handle/1928/9811
palm  cooling  increase  enhance  exercise  performance  weight  resistance  training  boost  cool  hack 
december 2013 by dandv
Men's creativity is improved after interacting with attractive women - Quora
<<The Science of Lust, a documentary that aired on the Discovery Channel. One interesting experiment on the program demonstrated the effect sexual attraction seems to have on creativity in men. They had several men individually brought into a waiting room and were either greeted by an attractive secretary (a paid actress), or they'd just wait in the room alone. The man would then be called into another room (by the male experimenter) and be asked to paint something (anything they wanted); and at the end of the experiment, these paintings were all put up on a wall in 2 rows (one by the men who met the secretary, the other by men who waited alone). They then had a professional artist/art instructor come in and guess which row was which. But it was very clear to anyone looking at the paintings which row was by artists with a "muse". All of the paintings in that row were more flamboyant, more expressive, more agitated, more creative, colorful, etc.>>
creativity  attractive  beautiful  women  enhance  stimulate  improve  drawing  Quora 
january 2013 by dandv
Creativity: Anyone can learn to be more inventive, expert says
Obscure Features Hypothesis and Generic Parts Technique help innovators think of other uses for given objects, and overcome "functional fixedness".

Anthony McCaffrey, a cognitive psychology researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, got a $170k grant from NSF to turn these techniques into software.
2followup  software  enhance  creativity 
june 2012 by dandv
Skull electrodes give memory a boost - 13 August 2010 - New Scientist
Photographic memory improved by 110% with transcranial direct current stimulation, by decreasing the influence of context. Unclear timespan. Remains to be seen if this actually helps *learning*, as opposed to *remembering*. More commentary at http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-08/inhibiting-one-brain-region-also-implicated-autism-can-boost-your-visual-memory-110-percent
thinking  cap  improve  photographic  memory  brain  stimulation  enhance  cognition  human  enhancement  neuro  research  learning 
august 2010 by dandv

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