Scientists have recently unveiled a truth regarding human anatomy, they have identified hundreds of new genes linked with intelligence.
In a joint research venture from the Brain Institute of the University of Queensland and its partners in the Netherlands, the researchers have identified nine hundred and thirty-nine new genes which are associated with intelligence or smartness and over five hundred genes linked with neuroticism.
As per the reports of Xinhua news agency, neuroticism is a vital factor for depression and schizophrenia.
The findings suggest that the human brains have separate genetic clusters of gene responsible for causing the effects of depression and worry.
The researchers said that these findings are a big step forward in understanding the neurobiology of cognitive function alongside understanding the genetically linked neurological and psychiatric disorders.
More than two lac fifty thousand persons were tested for their genetic data and measurements of smartness while the research into neuroticism collected data from nearly half a million respondents.
Together these researches give new visions into neurobiology and genetics of cognition. Researchers also are of the belief that the newly found “smart genes” might assist in protecting against Alzheimer’s disease and conditions like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as per the report.
In a study conducted previously, reported in the journal—Nature Genetics, scientists have announced the findings of fifty-two genes associated with human intelligence.
These smart genes account for twenty per cent of the discrepancies in the IQ test results among the many people examined, the scientists said.