Sunday, July 13, 2008

The latest from Scientific American Mind Magazine

"The "runner's high" phenomenon may be widely known, but until now there was no evidence (other than athletes' anecdotes) that the effect actually exists. Neuroscientists at the University of Bonn in Germany finally confirmed with a new type of PET scan that strenuous exercise indeed releases a flood of endorphins in the brain, likely causing the widely reported euphoria that follows a hard workout."


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