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Does Diving Make You Daft?

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As we age, we become more aware of our lack of mental capacity, especially when it comes to short-term memory. Do we have difficulty recalling things because we simply have too much information stored? Are the hard drives of our brains so full it takes more time to search out individual items, or are we simply losing our minds? Or, has too much diving damaged our brains?

Dr. Christian Seiler, of the University of Berne, scanned the brains of 52 divers who had completed at least 200 dives and compared them with those from the same number of healthy adults who had never scuba dived....


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