Study: Hot temperatures may be bad for brains, even young and healthy ones

This article discusses the correlation between high heat and human brains.

“It’s really shocking that we found such a significant effect on a population that is usually considered immune to these heat exposures”

A new study out of Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that high temperatures are linked to cognitive impairments, even in resilient populations.

Researchers at the university followed 44 college students who were living in dorms at a college in the greater Massachusetts area. Half of the students had air conditioning in the dorms, and half did not. Those with air conditioning performed better on cognitive tests, according to the study published today in PLOS Medicine.

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