Does regular long driving reduce intelligence?
Does sitting in a car for long periods of time lead to reduced intelligence?? A doctoral student at the university of leicester has conducted a study which he says indicates that.
Just a few months ago, it became known (we reported) that the number of commuters in germany rose to a record level in 2015. The Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development found that two years ago, 60 percent of all employees in Germany commuted to work in a different community. Many commuters take the car to work. For them, a british study now brings an unpleasant result: long daily driving could lead to reduced intelligence, it says there.
Study: daily driving is said to reduce intelligence
Kishan bakrania, a doctoral student in epidemiology at the chair of health studies at the university of leicester, found out in a study: if you are busy driving for more than two hours a day, your intelligence is reduced in small steps but nevertheless steadily.
His study looked at the question of how "sedentary activities" affect people has an effect on intelligence. The study was conducted at the NIHR leicester biomedical research center, a research center of the university and hospitals in leicester.
according to a press release from the university of leicester, the study found that middle-aged brits lost intelligence when they drove further distances in cars every day. According to the study, those who spent more than two to three hours a day driving already began the study with lower intelligence.
In addition to driving, prolonged television viewing may also be detrimental to intelligence
During the course of the study, the intelligence of daily drivers not only declined steadily, but also declined faster than in subjects who hardly drove or did not drive at all. In total, the researchers had studied the lifestyles of more than 500 people.000 british people between the ages of 37 and 73 studied. For five years, they used IQ and memory tests to observe how the subjects’ intelligence changed.
Bakrania explained: "we know that regular driving for more than two to three hours a day is bad for the heart. this research suggests that it is also bad for the brain, perhaps because the brain is less active during those hours." the scientist found a similar result when analyzing tv habits. Those who spent more than three hours a day in front of the television also experienced a decline in intelligence. Subjects who spent two to three hours a day in front of the computer did not lose their intelligence. Sh