Routine sparring in boxing can affect brain performance, cautions study

Routine sparring in boxing can cause short-term impairments in brain-to-muscle communication and decreased memory performance, according to new research

Routine sparring in boxing can affect brain performance, cautions studyThe findings emerged from a University of Stirling study that assessed boxers before and after a nine-minute sparring session, where athletes trade punches without the aim of incapacitating each other. This study, alongside the team’s 2016 research into the impact of heading footballs, is one of the first to show that routine impact in sport, […]

Night owls’ brains work differently to early birds’, reveals new study

 ‘Night owls’, people who go to bed and get up later, have fundamental differences in their brain function compared to ‘morning larks’, which may put constraints on their normal working day, a study has found

Night owls’ brains work differently to early birds’, reveals new studyThe brain function of very late risers and ‘morning larks’ during the hours of the working day is different, according to a study. Researchers scanned the brains of night owls with a bedtime of 02:30 and a wake time of 10:15, along with early risers. The tests, performed between 08:00 and 20:00, found night owls […]