Rhythm of breathing affects memory, fear

Breathing is not just for oxygen; it’s also linked to brain function, behavior

Date:December 7, 2016
Source:Northwestern University
Summary:The rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall, scientists have discovered for the first time. These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth.

 

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