[lit-ideas] Writing while drinking and driving while thinking

  • From: Ursula Stange <Ursula@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 08:45:05 -0400

Reminds me of a study which showed that the brains of London cabbies actually increase in size due to the amount of minutiae they have to memorize to get the license.

Andy Amago wrote:

Speaking of (trolley car) conductors, there's a famous study, one of the
granddaddies, that trolley car conductors had significantly fewer heart
attacks than their sedentary counterparts, the drivers. It was the first
time that exercise and health were officially correlated. Seems hard to
imagine there was a first time.

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