Scientists have noticed that those who exercise intensely, improve the high memory interference that allows us to distinguish our own car for instance from another with identical color, model and brand.
In the study, researchers asked 95 people to exercise, combine exercise and cognitive exercises or do nothing (control group).
The first two groups showed significant improvements in high memory interference functionality, which did not happen in the control group.
Individuals who had higher physical fitness improvements from exercise had also increases in neurotrophic factor levels, such as somatomedin C (or Insulin-1-IGF-1 Similar Growth Factor) or brain-derived neurotrophic factor (a protein that supports the growth, function and survival of brain cells).
Researchers argue that following a 20-minute exercising program for six weeks, can significantly improve memory performance.