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How old is your brain?

Using data from 45,615 people, Kaufmann et al. compare the gaps between brain age and chronological age in a number of brain disorders and study the relationship of these gaps with genetics. Their research shows that the brains of individuals with a range of different brain disorders, such as dementia and schizophrenia, are aging faster than normal.

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Fig. 1: Calculating the brain age gap.

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Bijsterbosch, J. How old is your brain?. Nat Neurosci 22, 1611–1612 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-019-0478-0

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