OK open the voting lines - which ISG Member has the smallest brain?
Golf is fun. You get to be outside. You get to test yourself. You get to try things in a beautiful setting in the company of your friends. But for every thrill of a holed birdie putt or crushed drive is the pain of a sliced shot out of bounds or yipped bogey putt. Because as all golfers know, while golf is fun most of the time, sometimes this game we all love is really, really annoying. That’s when a strong mental game comes into play.
But if you’re thinking about complaining because of it, think again.
That’s according to CNBC’s Make It blog, which unearthed a 1992 Stamford study that shows the detrimental affects complaining:
Complaining, or even being complained to, for 30 minutes or more can physically damage the brain.
Researchers used high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and found “links between long-term stressful life experiences, long-term exposure to hormones produced during stress, and shrinking of the hippocampus,” the study’s authors wrote. (The hippocampus is the region of the brain involved in the formation of new memories and is also associated with learning and emotions.)