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Kotler 2005 enumerated four detrimental habits of college students to explain his statement The exact place we go to get an education may in fact be one of the worst possible environments in which to retain anything weve learned He listed sleep deprivation bad eating habits alcoholism and smoking along with related statistics and recent studies at the timeKotler wrote that sleep is critical to declarative memory which stores facts and experiences as well as procedural memory which is used in repetitive learned skills He noted how this might affect the 80 percent of sleep deprived students as well as most young adults who get an average of 68 hours of sleep a night He presented a research that showed an overnight sleep improved procedural memory by 20 to 30 percent as opposed to another group that had no sleep before taking the procedural memory test 12 hours laterAs for eating habits he reiterated how it is known to contribute to cognitive decline particularly trans fat and saturated fat He reported that 50 percent of students eat too much fat and 70 to 80 percent eat too much saturated fat He presented studies that showed the harmful effects of fatty foods on lab mice in which the researchers predicted similar risks for neurodegenerative disorders in humansKotler noted that cell regeneration in the brain is a recent discovery as new studies are conducted as to how alcohol affects its dynamics Studies into the effects of alcohol in lab mice correlated with the neurons birth and maturity in the brain Mice subjected to excessive alcohol displayed cognitive decline but given enough time about 19 days to generate new neurons normal cognitive functions are recovered A nationwide survey reported that as much as 40 percent of college students can be classified as binge drinkersKotler wrote when it comes to cognitive performance smoking may actually present a benefit Studies showed that nicotine improves mental focus may protect against Alzheimers
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