Mind booster

Irish Independent - Weekend Magazine - - FRONT PAGE -

WEAR YOUR WATCH UP­SIDE DOWN

Wear­ing your watch the wrong way forces your brain to ro­tate the face of the watch to find out the time. Prof O’Con­nor ex­plains that the part of the brain that car­ries out the ro­ta­tion in space is the same part where Alzheimer’s dis­ease starts. “If you look at your watch two or three times a day over a pe­riod of months, you’re do­ing lit­tle ex­er­cises for that part of the brain, keep­ing it more re­silient, more con­nected and fit­ter, so it can fight off in­jury and in­fec­tion much bet­ter.”

WEEK­END MAG­A­ZINE

9 September 2017

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