Title: Transatlanticism

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neurosciencestuff:

Out of shape? Your memory may suffer

Here’s another reason to drop that doughnut and hit the treadmill: A new study suggests aerobic fitness affects long-term memory.

Michigan State University researchers tested 75 college students during a two-day period and found those who were less fit had a harder time retaining information.

“The findings show that lower-fit individuals lose more memory across time,” said Kimberly Fenn, study co-author and assistant professor of psychology.

The study, which appears online in the research journal Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, is one of the first to investigate young, supposedly healthy adults. Previous research on fitness and memory has focused largely on children, whose brains are still developing, and the elderly, whose memories are declining.

Participants studied related word pairs such as “camp” and “trail.” The next day, they were tested on the word pairs to evaluate long-term memory retention. Long-term memory is anything remembered more than about 30 seconds ago.

Aerobic fitness was gauged by oxygen consumption derived from a treadmill test and factored with the participants’ weight, percent body fat, age and sex.

The findings speak to the increasingly sedentary lifestyles found in the United States and other Western cultures. A surprising number of the college students in the study were significantly out of shape and did much worse at retaining information than those who were extremely fit, Fenn said.

Her co-authors included kinesiology researchers Matthew Pontifex and Karin Pfeiffer.

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I’ve been doing a big, season-by-season binge watch of South Park for a while now, and one of the episodes I had never seen was the Woodland Critter Christmas one. I loved it’s Grinch-esque style of narration (thank you, Cartman) and obviously the ending. I felt compelled to make something cute for it, so hopefully I accomplished my goal! It’s the first piece I’ve ever made to sell as well, the link to my Society6 shop is below! Help me pay for college or just give it a +1, either way :) I was so shocked at the amount of followers I got from the WIP sketches, thank you so much! 

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