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Scans of the brain are able to tell how old the owner of the image

Scans of the brain are able to tell how old the owner of the image

Scans of the brain are able to tell how old the owner of the image

The brain scans you can – up to a year – to determine the age of the person, if he is younger than 20 years, reports RIA "Novosti" with reference to the work of Timothy Brown of the University of California School of Medicine.

The study tomograms were placed 800 individuals from 3 to 20 years. It turned out, the characteristics of the brain differed significantly according to age. For example, you can calculate the age of the thickness of the cerebral cortex and its total area.

Specialists helped to analyze brain scans a special algorithm. He finds similar sites in the tomograms, and determines whether they are changing the images of children from other age groups. This approach also helps to identify abnormalities in brain development.

Was finally discovered 230 patterns that changed as they grow older. Prediction of age occupying a separate computer program. According to statistical calculations, print out the answers to within 92%.