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The brains of COVID-19 patients might age 10 years.

A study has found that COVID-19 has an impact on human cognition. It is not peer-reviewed, and further evaluation is needed.

A study has found that COVID-19 has an impact on human cognition. It is not peer-reviewed, and further evaluation is needed.Adam Hampshire, who works for the Department of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London, was the lead author of a study that found COVID-19 has an impact on human cognition. The study found that COVID-19 is linked to substantial cognitive deficits, which in some severe cases can last for months. The research involved 84,285 people who had recovered from confirmed or suspected COVID-19, and found that damage to the brain had happened to various extents, depending on the severity of the infection. The data was taken from the Great British Intelligence Test, and participants were encouraged to join the ongoing research. However, more work is needed to identify how long these effects last, and as the study is a non-peer-reviewed paper, the findings are yet to be evaluated, and there is scope for new discussions.

Many participants have experienced chronic memory loss, confusion, and delirium. Research held down that the damage caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus can age the brain by ten years or cause a 8.5 point decline in IQ levels. The analysis was observed after recovered patients were subjected to several tests that determined their cognitive skills.

Participants in the study were asked to do nine tasks to assess their cognitive function, and a team of experts analyzed the results. The subjects were not told that the study assessed the COVID-19's effects until after they had finished to avoid any bias. The findings were published online, and the team is to cross-reference results from the behavioral study with detailed imaging to get a deeper understanding of the damage to the brain. Experts have said that severe forms of illness can cause a host of gradual and lifelong damages, from lung fibrosis, severe fatigue, damage to the heart and nervous system, cognitive impairment, mental illness, and musculoskeletal problems.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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