Concussions early in life tied to late life cognitive decline

A study of twins shows that having a concussion early in life is tied to having lower scores on tests of thinking and memory skills decades later as well as having more rapid decline in those scores than twins who did not ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How identical twins influence each other's self-perception

Whenever people learn together with others, they draw comparisons. Usually, a contrast effect occurs that immediately affects one's perception of one's own academic abilities. If others perform better, one assesses one's ...


Researching twins to better understand memory decline

As people age, they often worry about declining memory and other cognitive abilities. Many of them will see a doctor, who may do some tests to find out that they are functioning normally. This is generally referred to as ...

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