How to increase the number of neurons in your brain, especially the hypothalamus, in your adult brain can help you to understand sports more easily, according to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology.
In a previous study, the researchers showed that while the hypothalamic neurons were not active in the control group of young men, they were active in those who had taken a cognitive training program and were tested with an MRI.
This is important, because the brain has become increasingly specialized since the onset of the Alzheimer’s disease in the early 1980s, with some of its most important neurons being the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that controls our behaviour, emotion and decision-making, said the study’s lead author, Dr. Alessandro Linares of the University of Padova in Italy.
The prefrontal cortex is a network of connections in the brain’s executive function that help to make important decisions about our lives.
In contrast, the hypothalamuses are the most sensitive and active brain areas of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which controls how our bodies use energy, which then contributes to weight gain.
The researchers then measured how the hypothalamina responded to training using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which involves stimulating areas of your brain with electrical stimulation.
In their study, they found that while participants who had received cognitive training experienced a significant increase in the number and density of neurons associated with the hypothalami, the number also increased in the prefrontal regions of the subjects, which could indicate the involvement of the prefrontal network in training.
Dr. Linaers’ team also found that training increased the number in the hypothalama’s nucleus accumbens, which is a region of the body that is linked to appetite and sleep, and the number increased in a region in the middle of the anterior hypothalamus called the lateral hypothalamus.
This area is important for the body’s ability to regulate its metabolic processes.
The hypothalamus is a brain region that is important in controlling food intake and energy balance.
The team concluded that these changes could be linked to the increase in activity of these hypothalamic regions, which, in turn, could influence how the brain is regulated.
In other words, they suggested that training could help to increase activity of hypothalamic areas that are important for food and energy regulation, but also contribute to other functions such as the ability to learn, which would help to reduce weight gain, which can be associated with obesity.
These changes are important because, as obesity increases, the ability of the brains and bodies of people to function better is also linked to weight.
Dr Linaeris said this study showed that training can have a positive impact on weight control, especially in young men who are less active and have been diagnosed with obesity or metabolic syndrome.
This could be beneficial for those people who have been advised to start exercise but are not exercising regularly, or are too sedentary to exercise.
In addition, it can be beneficial to people with the condition known as hypothalamic obesity syndrome, where obesity affects the hypothalampause, the region of brain cells that controls appetite, metabolism and the amount of food we eat, Dr Linaes said.
It could also be useful for people who are suffering from a condition known to affect appetite, which affects the brainstem and hypothalamus as well as the appetite receptors, which are the part of the pancreas that receive signals from the brain.
Dr Alessandro said there were also possible benefits from this work, which he described as “important research”.
“It’s important that these findings can be useful to people who want to lose weight and improve their brain function.
These findings could be important for people with obesity, as we already know that they have increased obesity risk and have higher rates of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and diabetes complications,” he said.
The research was published in Frontiers In Neuroscience.