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How the color blue affects human intelligence

Как синий цвет влияет на человеческий интеллектBlue light makes people smarter.

The experiment involved 35 volunteers in the age from 18 to 32 years.

People under the influence of blue light are better able to focus and make faster decisions.

This was stated by scientists from the University of Arizona, presenting his research at the conference Sleep2016.

For the experiment they chose 35 volunteers aged 18 to 32 years and divided them into two groups. Within 30 minutes people from the first group exposed to blue light, and the people from the other yellow. After which the participants performed various tasks, and scientists recorded the activity of their brains using fMRI.

The study revealed that the people from the first group coped with the tasks better. And fMRI has shown they increase brain activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and prefrontal cortex ventrolateral.

It is noteworthy that the increase in cognitive abilities occurs during the action of blue light, and for 40 minutes after it is turned off.

According to scientists, blue light can be used in areas where concentration and quick decision making is very important, for example, in cockpits or operating rooms.

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