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'Having sex will not make you cleverer'

14 December 2016 10:15 PM

Neurologist Professor Girish Modi describes the effect of sex on one's memory.

An independent study team at McGill University in Canada found that penile-vaginal intercourse improves a woman's memory. But does this study carry any scientific weight?

All of those things that require you to focus, to think, concentrate and to plan, that's what matters

Professor Girish Modi, Professor of Neurology at Wits University

According to Wits University Neurology Professor Girish Modi, sex will not make one more clever, but there is a scientific basis to exercising one's brain.

Speaking to #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo, Professor Modi says that exercising the brain through activities such as solving puzzles and sudoku stimulate the brain's memory.

The concept of remembering or memorising things by rote is disappearing. Over the next generation they (children) will not have to do that

Professor Girish Modi, Professor of Neurology at Wits University

Professor Modi says that in at least 30 years time, children's memory will be tested by their analytical skills due to the impact of technology in decreasing the relevance of rote learning.

We shouldn't spend so much time memorising, we should spend more time reasoning, interpreting and making things work

Professor Girish Modi, Professor of Neurology at Wits University

Listen to the conversation below:


14 December 2016 10:15 PM