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  • By imaging the brain, scientists can predict a person's aptitude for training

    U. of I. psychology professor Aron Barbey and his colleagues found that the relative size of specific brain regions predicted how much a person would benefit from interventions designed to boost fluid intelligence.

    U. of I. psychology professor Aron Barbey and his colleagues found that the relative size of specific brain regions predicted how much a person would benefit from interventions designed to boost fluid intelligence.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Aron Barbey, call 217-244-2551; email barbey@illinois.edu.
    To reach Ana Daugherty, email dy6149@wayne.edu.  

    The paper “Individual differences in the neurobiology of fluid intelligence predict responsiveness to training: Evidence from a comprehensive cognitive mindfulness meditation and aerobic exercise intervention” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.tine.2019.100123