Your brain work differently in summer than in winter can
#Cosmoread: The way your brain works can vary from season to season, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that when some people in the study had cognitive functioning, using our resources in ways that the brain changes with the seasons to complete those tasks.
However, the actual performance of cognitive tasks did not change with the season, “the ongoing process varies [d] brain activity,” study author from the University of Liege in Belgium Gilles Vandewalle, said.
Researchers studied during each session of the year in Belgium saw 28 people cognitive brain function. Each time, people deeply spent 4.5 days in the laboratory, such as daylight outside world without the use of seasonal signals. The researchers scanned the brains of participants while they maintain focus and to store and update the information in their memories to compare test your ability to perform tasks.
The researchers found that people on the performance of these brain works did not change, even if the time of year. However, the results showed that cognitive performance of these neural “cost” – the amount of brain works activity involved – is replaced with the time of year.
For example, maintaining a focus on the level of brain works activity peaked in June, the summer solstice, and were the lowest in December, around the winter solstice.
In contrast, working memory-related brain works activity level reached in the autumn and spring equinox around were low.
Previous research has shown that changes in the weather related to people’s daily operations are tied to changes in other processes. For example, people tend to consume more calories in the winter than in the summer, the researchers said. And in 2015 in the journal Nature Communications, published a study finding that the human gene with the weather changes, people with immune activity.
In addition, some research into the fall and winter months, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) experience symptoms, a link has been shown between the weather and mood, the researchers said.
However, researchers in the new study brain works activity and a potential relationship between seasonal changes in mood did not check, it is possible that people who experience painful cognitive processes related to brain works activity especially vulnerable to seasonal changes in is, Vandewalle said.
The new study found seasonal differences in brain works activity are unclear mechanism behind, the researchers said. However, previous research has shown, for example, such as a serotonin levels certain neurotransmitters, as well as certain brain works protein involved in learning levels vary with the seasons, the researchers said.
These changes, in turn, the seasonal changes in brain works activity that researchers in the new study may contribute to the observed, investigators said.