How Does Extreme Heat Affect Our Brains?

July 7, 2021

Warmer temperatures are even more of a problem for people with neurological conditions because they might be unable to regulate body temperature and tolerate heat as easily as others. Victoria M. Leavitt, an assistant professor of neuropsychology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and chief scientific officer of eSupport Health, explains that “for people with multiple sclerosis, a neurologic condition affecting the brain, exposure to heat has a negative consequence for brain efficiency.” [read more]

Source: Discover