February 12, 2008 11:31 AM

Neuroscience & Athletics

Yesterday in my Adventures in Neuroscience DeCal course, I learned just how aerobic exercise is linked to increased memory capacity. Quickly explained, without the nifty chemical signaling processes and complicated biology, thirty minutes of aerobic activity three times a week increases the oxygen flow to your brain considerably, which facilitates the growth of new memory-building cells.

With this in mind, I decided to check out the Cal's Recreational Club sports website:
http://rsf-pwf.berkeley.edu/insidepage.aspx?uid=95fadc92-319a-4482-a635-7b3091add462
Look at all the great club sports available!
Archery
Volleyball
Waterpolo
Lacrosse
Figure Skating
Gymnastics
Soccer
Squash
Field Hockey...and more!

I found Cal's Fencing Club!


Since I was in the fencing club at my old school, you can imagine that this makes me super excited. They were nowhere to be found in 2006 when I started at Cal, but now they seem to be going strong. I even saw a guy wearing a "Cal Fencing" sweatshirt the other day when I was riding the bus. We'll see if they let me join this late in the semester!
Here's their website:
http://fencing.berkeley.edu/

The nifty fencing image comes from the NBC sports image gallery.



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