New research shows regularly practicing martial arts can boost your brain.
Researchers at Bangor University in Wales have discovered that those who do any type of martial arts, have improved cognitive function.
They used the Attention Network Test (ANT) to test two different groups of participants. The first, with at least 2 years of martial arts experience, and the second with no experience with the sport.
We found that martial artists, on this specific trait of attention, tend to perform a lot better than those who don't do martial arts.— Ashleigh Johnstone PhD researcher in cognitive neuroscience at Bangor University
The longer you do martial arts - some of our participants had been doing it for 18 years - the better you become [at the ANT]— Ashleigh Johnstone PhD researcher in cognitive neuroscience at Bangor University
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