Cool article in Discovery Magazine about how sports can make you smarter called, “Why Athletes Are Geniuses.”
The qualities that set a great athlete apart from the rest of us lie not just in the muscles and the lungs but also between the ears. That’s because athletes need to make complicated decisions in a flash…In recent years neuroscientists have begun to catalog some fascinating differences between average brains and the brains of great athletes. By understanding what goes on in athletic heads, researchers hope to understand more about the workings of all brains—those of sports legends and couch potatoes alike.
And, since athletics makes you smarter and fencing is known as the “Braniest Sport” according to Sports Illustrated that means that fencing is the best sport for you to get SMAHTA. 😉