While we are often told that solving crossword puzzles provides a good workout to our brain, a new study suggests that having an orgasm does a better work than crossword puzzles.
The study was conducted by Professor Barry Komisaruk, who works as a neuroscientist at the Rutgers University in New Jersey. Professor Komisaruk has been studying female arousal since the 1960s and had published evidence of the brain regions being involved in an orgasm.
For the study, Professor Komisaruk measured the blood flow to the brain as people reached orgasm and found that while mental exercises increased activity in brain, it was limited to only few regions while an orgasm activated the whole brain.
"At orgasm we see a tremendous increase in the blood flow [to the brain]. So my belief is it can't be bad. It brings all the nutrients and oxygenation to the brain. Mental exercises increase brain activity but only in relatively localized regions. Orgasm activates the whole", he said.