AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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Brain Metabolism Predicts Fluid Intelligence in Young Adults

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Measuring the health of a patient’s brain can be difficult to do. However, a health brain is essential to a patient’s cognitive abilities. In a new study by the University of Illinois (U of I), researchers found that if a brain is healthy, then its metabolism will correspond with its fluid intelligence. Fluid intelligence is the measure of a patient’s ability to solve complex or unusual problems. “Fluid intelligence is one of the most useful cognitive measures available,” said U of I PhD candidate Aki Nikolaidis, who led the research with Ryan Larsen, a research scientist at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and Beckman Institute director Arthur Kramer. Click here to read more. 

Calendar/Courses

Microsurgery Course Zurich
March 29-April 1, 2017; Zurich, Switzerland

12th World Congress on Brain Injury
March 29-April 1, 2017; New Orleans

2017 National Neuroscience Review
March 31-April 1, 2017; National Harbor, Md.

Brain & Brain PET 2017
April 1-4, 2017; Berlin, Germany

Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting 2017
April 2-5, 2017; Jacksonville, Fla.

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