Seena Matthew knows a thing or two about neuroscience and exercise. She holds a BA in Neuroscience, a PhD in Neurobiology and the current Assistant Professor of Biology at UMHB. This week she takes a deep-dive (no pun intended) into the neuroscience behind why swimming appears to be better than any other form of aerobic exercise for memory, mood and learning.
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the blood-brain barrier (BBB) has evolved to support the safety of your brain and body. It acts as a fence between the brain's blood vessels and components that make up brain tissue. The BBB defends the brain from absorbing disease-causing pathogens or toxins that may exist in the blood. Most neurotransmitters are unable to cross the blood-brain barrier and instead must be metabolised in the brain but there is the odd exception to the rule!
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