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Brain Responses to Passive Sensory Stimulation Correlate With Intelligence

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title = "Brain Responses to Passive Sensory Stimulation Correlate With Intelligence",
abstract = "This study investigates the association between intelligence and brain power responses to a passive audiovisual stimulation. We measure the power of gamma-range steady-state responses (SSRs) as well as intelligence and other aspects of neurocognitive function in 40 healthy males born in 1953. The participants are a part of a Danish birth cohort study and the data therefore include additional information measured earlier in life. Our main power measure is the difference in power between a visual stimulation and a combined audiovisual stimulation. We hypothesize and establish empirically that the power measure is associated with intelligence. In particular, we find a highly significant correlation between the power measure and present intelligence scores. The association is robust to controlling for size-at-birth measures, length of education, speed of processing as well as a range of other potentially confounding factors. Interestingly, we find that intelligence scores measured earlier in life (childhood, youth, late midlife), are also correlated with the present-day power measure, suggesting a deep connection between intelligence and the power measure. Finally, we find that the power measure has a high sensitivity for detection of an intelligence score below the average.",
keywords = "Aging, EEG, Gamma power, Intelligence, Longitudinal intelligence scores, Neurocognitive function, Steady-state evoked potentials",
author = "Anna Horwitz and Marc Klemp and Henrik Horwitz and Thomsen, {Mia Dyhr} and Egill Rostrup and Mortensen, {Erik Lykke} and Merete Osler and Martin Lauritzen and Krisztina Benedek",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.3389/fnagi.2019.00201",
language = "English",
volume = "11",
pages = "201",
journal = "Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience",
issn = "1663-4365",
publisher = "Frontiers Media S.A.",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Brain Responses to Passive Sensory Stimulation Correlate With Intelligence

AU - Horwitz, Anna

AU - Klemp, Marc

AU - Horwitz, Henrik

AU - Thomsen, Mia Dyhr

AU - Rostrup, Egill

AU - Mortensen, Erik Lykke

AU - Osler, Merete

AU - Lauritzen, Martin

AU - Benedek, Krisztina

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - This study investigates the association between intelligence and brain power responses to a passive audiovisual stimulation. We measure the power of gamma-range steady-state responses (SSRs) as well as intelligence and other aspects of neurocognitive function in 40 healthy males born in 1953. The participants are a part of a Danish birth cohort study and the data therefore include additional information measured earlier in life. Our main power measure is the difference in power between a visual stimulation and a combined audiovisual stimulation. We hypothesize and establish empirically that the power measure is associated with intelligence. In particular, we find a highly significant correlation between the power measure and present intelligence scores. The association is robust to controlling for size-at-birth measures, length of education, speed of processing as well as a range of other potentially confounding factors. Interestingly, we find that intelligence scores measured earlier in life (childhood, youth, late midlife), are also correlated with the present-day power measure, suggesting a deep connection between intelligence and the power measure. Finally, we find that the power measure has a high sensitivity for detection of an intelligence score below the average.

AB - This study investigates the association between intelligence and brain power responses to a passive audiovisual stimulation. We measure the power of gamma-range steady-state responses (SSRs) as well as intelligence and other aspects of neurocognitive function in 40 healthy males born in 1953. The participants are a part of a Danish birth cohort study and the data therefore include additional information measured earlier in life. Our main power measure is the difference in power between a visual stimulation and a combined audiovisual stimulation. We hypothesize and establish empirically that the power measure is associated with intelligence. In particular, we find a highly significant correlation between the power measure and present intelligence scores. The association is robust to controlling for size-at-birth measures, length of education, speed of processing as well as a range of other potentially confounding factors. Interestingly, we find that intelligence scores measured earlier in life (childhood, youth, late midlife), are also correlated with the present-day power measure, suggesting a deep connection between intelligence and the power measure. Finally, we find that the power measure has a high sensitivity for detection of an intelligence score below the average.

KW - Aging

KW - EEG

KW - Gamma power

KW - Intelligence

KW - Longitudinal intelligence scores

KW - Neurocognitive function

KW - Steady-state evoked potentials

U2 - 10.3389/fnagi.2019.00201

DO - 10.3389/fnagi.2019.00201

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 31474849

VL - 11

SP - 201

JO - Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

JF - Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

SN - 1663-4365

M1 - 201

ER -

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