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We all know someone who loves constantly pushing their body to the limit, but did you know your dare devil mate might just be strengthening their brain?
Research has shown that those who perform and execute precise and complex skills under high stress (like cliff divers) might be increasing the thickness of their cerebral cortex – which is the outer layer of the brain responsible for things like your social and motor skills.
Want to find out more? Check out this video explainer.
Don’t lose sleep if you can’t stomach the thought of engaging in extreme sports, because research also shows that your intelligence could be measured by your nocturnal preferences. Take a look at our article Tell em’ he’s dreaming: Research shows that night owls are smarter