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Brains May Be as Unique as Fingerprints

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Brains May Be as Unique as Fingerprints

By Robert Preidt

HealthDay Reporter

“FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that no two brains are alike, as genetics and experience make their mark on your mind.

“With our study, we were able to confirm that the structure of people’s brains is very individual,” said study author Lutz Jancke. He is a professor of neuropsychology at the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

“Just 30 years ago, we thought that the human brain had few or no individual characteristics,” Jancke said. “Personal identification through brain anatomical characteristics was unimaginable.”ns to Ask Your Doctor About Gene Therapy for Lymphoma

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The study included nearly 200 healthy older people who underwent MRI brain scans three times over a period of two years. The researchers assessed more than 450 features of brain anatomy, including total brain volume, volumes of gray and white matter, and thickness of the cortex.

As an example of how experience seems to affect the brain’s anatomy, Jancke pointed to how professional musicians, golfers or chess players had specific characteristics in regions of the brain they rely on for their special skills.”


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