Huffaz have higher BDNF level and better memory ability than administrative workers in same age and education

Irfannuddin, Irfannuddin and Maritska, Ziske and Parisa, Nita and Hasbi, Alfian (2018) Huffaz have higher BDNF level and better memory ability than administrative workers in same age and education. In: Surabaya Internatonal Physiology Seminar, October 12-14, 2017, Surabaya, Indonesia.

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Keywords: Huffaz, environmental enrichment, BDNF, cognitive, memory Abstract: Cognitive function can be improved by environmental enrichment. Memorizing is a kind of environmental enrichment to build neuron structures. Huffaz is a person who serves his life to memorize and knows the Quran by heart in his daily activity.This study was aimed to investigate whether there is a difference in BDNF and cognitive abilities between group of huffaz and non-Huffaz. A cross sectional study with quota sampling was conducted to identify the serum BDNF level and cognitive abilities among adult Huffaz. A purposive sampling of 25 huffaz in Palembang was compare to 25 non-huffaz who has been consecutively selected among administrative workers, matched by age, sex, and education. Huffaz had higher level of BDNF level compare to administrative workers (301.9 ±50.6 µg/ml vs 236.3±69.9 µg/ml;p<0.01). Huffaz also had significant better memory ability (p<0.05). There were no differences of analogy, analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, and executive functions between Huffaz and administrative workers. In conclusion, Memorizing task of holly Quran could increase neurotrophic factors and improved memory ability as a basic component of cognitive function compare to daily administrative activities. However, this task had no better effects to improve cognitive functions that are influenced by complex learning process and multi-tasks experience.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790-790.95 Mental health. Mental illness prevention
Divisions: 04-Faculty of Medicine > 11201-Medicine (S1)
Depositing User: Dr.dr. Irfannuddin Irfannuddin
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2019 08:52
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2019 08:52

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