Big Brain Function Boost
John Lieurance, DC, ND
Researchers from the Karolinski Institute in Sweden have discovered that cognitive training can increase release of dopamine, a neurochemical crucial to many brain functions. The study, published in the journal Science, is exciting news about cognitive training’s ability to change the brain at a fundamental chemical level.
Training participants, who had 5 weeks of cognitive training, saw improvements in working memory tests and increased levels of dopamine release. Control participants with no training experienced neither.
What exactly is dopamine’s role? As a neurotransmitter — a chemical used for communication between brain cells — dopamine is particularly important for signalling reward. The brain releases dopamine to say “good job, do that again!” in response to pleasurable experiences — thus, dopamine is often critical to learning. If you are looking for a supplement to get some more dopamine into your body, Dopify is a good one to start with.
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