Science Proves It: Short Track Speedskating Makes Your Brain Bigger.

We knew it! Short track speedskating DOES make your brain bigger. Well, parts of it, anyway. A recent study from South Korea (natch) found that in the 16 professional short track skaters examined, the right lobe of the cerebellum (seen here chasing a knuckle dragging woman with glowing earrings) was larger and more developed than in the tested group of non-skaters. The paper, officially titled: “Skaters’ Brains: Specialized Training of Complex Motor Skills May Induce Sports-Specific Structural Changes in Cerebellum,” hypothesized that since skaters always turn left, primarily on their right foot, the right side of the cerebellum – which controls movement and balance – develops specialized structures which account for the size difference between the skaters and controls.
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