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Politics Good for the Brain

The presidential primaries and the upcoming November election are more than good entertainment or heated politics?they're also good for our brains.

Psychiatrist John D. Roache says, "As we listen to the candidates and think about what is being said, the brain processes the information, which grows neural connections and increases the neurochemical signaling that is associated with learning and memory. If we become emotionally engaged and even become politically active by going to a rally or actively campaigning for a candidate, then the greater levels of emotion or commitment further enhance the brain processes and connect them all the more with the emotion and physical activity involved."

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