An Australian study has found that while a person is resting, their brain is still undergoing significant activity in areas of the brain that play a key role in the body’s response to various body movements.
Key points:Researchers found the brain activity of the resting human brain was similar to that of the exercising human brainThe study found activity in different areas of brain linked to different aspects of body functionIn the study, researchers looked at brain activity recorded from a person’s resting brain while they engaged in various activities, such as moving their arms or legs, watching a TV programme or listening to music.
They found that activity in a part of the left side of the frontal lobe was linked to brain activity during the movements, while activity in one part of right side was linked with activity during rest.
In other words, when the person was resting, this area of the body was engaged in activity in these two areas of their brain.
“There is no question that the human brain has a fundamental role in our ability to move, feel and control our bodies,” study researcher Professor Michael O’Hara from the University of Sydney said.
“We were able to demonstrate that the brain in a resting human is actually responding to a different set of movements that are very different from those that are performed during exercise.”‘
This is the first time that we have shown activity in brain regions related to movement’Professor O’hara said the findings were very interesting because it meant we were actually able to get a very good look at how our body is responding to different movements.
“It’s one of the first times that we’ve seen brain activity related to activity during movement,” he said.
Professor O ‘hara says the study suggests that while people have a fundamental understanding of how the brain responds to different body movements, it may be possible to develop interventions to enhance the ability to exercise or engage in other activities that may be more beneficial for people.
“This is one of those areas that is very difficult to predict.
The only way to know is to study it,” he told news.com.au.”
In the meantime, if you want to improve your health, if there is any value in doing this sort of research, then you need to be able to do it and you need the right training, the right equipment.”
Dr Robert Smith, from the School of Physical Therapy at Sydney University, said the research was important because it showed that the different movements performed during a day could affect brain activity.
“Our research shows that the activity in this part of brain is related to the movements that we are performing.
We can see what that is doing in a different way,” Dr Smith said.
He said while the research had shown activity associated with movement in the resting brain, it did not suggest a direct link between activity during exercise and brain activity, but rather that the differences were due to other factors.
“One of the interesting things is that we did not see the activity related with the movement being a consequence of the activity we were doing, so this is the only time that so far we have seen activity related directly to the activity that we were performing,” he explained.
“That might be important in terms of people’s exercise training.”
The study is published in the Journal of Neuroscience.