The capacity of your brain to information is a reliable predictor of Alzheimer’s disease may be cheap and easy to test, according to scientists. “We have developed a performance evaluation of low-cost index can anyone Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages,” said Michael Wenger, associate professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. “Looking (information) processing capacity, which can detect changes in the progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI).”
MCI is a condition that affects language, memory and mental functions. Is different from the ordinary mental deterioration associated with aging and is a likely precursor of Alzheimer’s disease more severe. MCI and Alzheimer’s disease are related to a decrease in the volume of the hippocampus, the brain region responsible for long-term memory and spatial reasoning.
MRI – magnetic resonance imaging – are the most reliable and direct detection of atrophy of the hippocampus and the diagnosis of MCI. But for many, the procedure is not available or too expensive.