Study: Social bonds key to preserving memory

Jun 01, 2018, 8:05 AM EDT
(Source: Anastasia R/flickr)
(Source: Anastasia R/flickr)

If you are a jovial, social animal, you would be helping both your memory and ageing body. This is what a new study at The Ohio State University found after an experiment on groups of mice.

The researchers housed a few mice in groups of six to eight while others were left to live in pairs and then conducted memory tests with the subjects, only to find that the ones with a wider social network fared better in all tests, notes Science Daily.

A positive correlation between socialization and strong memory is well established but the research aimed to dig into a tricky question – is it social groups that preserve memory or is it that declining brain health forces one to withdraw from the society, writes Business Line.

TAGS: Memory