OK, the sources aren't totally objective-- AFP says the study was led by motorcycle enthusiast Ryuta Kawashima through Yamaha Motor Company and a Tohoku University study group. But anybody who has ridden can understand why the results makes sense: when the brain activity of 21 males was measured while riding, the areas of their brain responsible for memory, information processing and concentration were activated. Riders scored better in cognitive tests, and said they made fewer mistakes at work and felt happier.
Does riding keep you feeling younger and sharper, or does this study sound like hogwash? Comment away!
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