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This Is Your Brain on a Motorcycle

    • 516 posts
    September 5, 2014 10:43 AM EDT
    Riding a motorcycle every day might actually keep your brain functioning at peak condition, or so says a study conducted by the University of Tokyo. The study demonstrated that riders between the age of 40 and 50 were shown to improve their levels of cognitive functioning, compared to a control group, after riding their motorcycles daily to their workplace for a mere two months.

    Scientists believe that the extra concentration needed to successfully operate a motorcycle can contribute to higher general levels of brain function, and it’s that increase in activity that’s surely a contributing factor to the appeal of the motorcycles as transportation. It’s the way a ride on a bike turns the simplest journey into a challenge to the senses that sets the motorcyclist apart from the everyday commuter. While the typical car-owning motorist is just transporting him or her self from point A to point B, the motorcyclist is actually transported into an entirely different state of consciousness .

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    • 415 posts
    September 5, 2014 4:14 PM EDT
    hell yeah
    • 326 posts
    September 6, 2014 8:59 AM EDT
    Heck they could have asked just about any of us for that. Could have saved them some money and gave the difference to us.
    • 12 posts
    September 6, 2014 4:32 PM EDT
    That's for sure Jakes57. Just about anybody should understand it takes more concentration to operate a motorcycle than a car.
    • 2 posts
    September 7, 2014 9:20 AM EDT
    well duh, no kidding
    • 220 posts
    September 8, 2014 11:48 AM EDT
    ...and some folks wonder why we ride? It's to keep our brains up to speed, our wits about us, our mental flexibility, our ability to see 400 different things and find the threat amongst them. It's our being more flexible and quick...
    Uh, what was the question? lol
    Edge 'Brainy' Walker
    • 6 posts
    September 16, 2014 3:43 PM EDT
    releasing's no wonder this is true.