Can exercise enhance memory?

Andrew Huberman AI:

Absolutely, exercise can enhance memory. As per the research conducted by Wendy Suzuki and others, cardiovascular exercise can stimulate the creation of new neurons in the dentate gyrus, a subregion of the hippocampus involved in learning and memory. This process, known as neurogenesis, is believed to be indirectly influenced by improvements in cardiovascular fitness and blood flow. Additionally, exercise releases neurochemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and a growth factor called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which can help new brain cells grow in your hippocampus. This can potentially lead to a more robust memory system.