Blame Your Genes for Your Brain Function

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  March 4, 2011 at 8:45 PM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
The sharpness or dullness of a person's brain depends on the genetic make-up of the family, say researchers from the University of Melbourne, Neuropsychiatry Centre.
 Blame Your Genes for Your Brain Function
Blame Your Genes for Your Brain Function

Lead author, Alex Fornito said, "The findings have a bearing on why some people are better at certain tasks than others and also the genetic basis of mental illnesses. The brain is an extraordinarily complex network of billions of nerve cells interconnected by trillions of fibers. The brain tries to maximize its bang-for-buck by striking a balance between making more connections to promote efficient communication and minimizing the 'cost' or amount of wiring required to make these connections."

Scientists hope that this research may be helpful for uncovering the specific genes that are important in explaining differences in cognitive abilities, risk for mental illness and neurological diseases like schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease.

Source: Medindia

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Genetics is a big factor on how a person turns out eventually. Yes, environment plays a role but still it's genetics which has the upper hand among the two.
ennairam_23 Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Intelligence is overrated, while the importance of diversity is severely neglected. Diversity in a society is more important. Every type of person, every type of skill has its own importance and finds its own place in the society. Only intelligent people, or only the strong people cannot run the world. We complement each other, and it's high time that we realize that and start respecting that fact.
subh83 Friday, March 4, 2011

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