In a study, conducted by US researchers, in which respondents were 9 and 10 years old children, were used cameras to scan children’s brains. The scans were needed for investigating the relationship between the body and the mental activity of these children.
It has been noticed that children who were physically active had more “white substance” in the brain which is indicative of better memory, better care, and greater ability to learn new material. The study noted significant differences in white matter in children who were physically active and those who were not. This refers to the fact that white matter plays an important role in attention and memory, and constant physical activity can have a beneficial effect upon the white substance throughout life.