Study: Mental abilities are shaped by individual differences in the brain University of Illinois at …

IMAGE: Postdoctoral researcher Patrick Watson studied the relationship between individual brain differences and cognitive abilities. view more Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Everyone has a different mixture of personality traits: some are outgoing, some are tough and some are anxious. A new study suggests that brains also have different traits that affect both anatomical and cognitive factors, such as intelligence and memory. The results are published in the journal NeuroImage. “A major focus of research in cognitive neuroscience is understanding how intelligence is shaped by individual differences in brain structure and function,” said study leader Aron K. Barbey, University of Illinois neuroscience professor and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology affiliate. For years, cognitive neuroscientists have tried to find relationships between specific areas of the brain…


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