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Are bigger brains smarter?

Using a larger dataset than all previous studies on the subject combined, we found a small but significant connection between brain size and cognitive performance. 

Publication in Psychological Science

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Genetic Underpinnings of Risky Behavior Relate to Altered Neuroanatomy

We conducted the largest brain imaging study of risky behavior (in the drinking, smoking, driving and sexual domains) to date, in a sample that is representative of the UK population (N=12,675).

 We identified robust negative associations between risky behavior and its associated genetic disposition (estimated using a polygenic risk score) and grey matter volumes of distinct brain regions, including the anterior insula, amygdala, putamen, hypothalamus and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC)

Preprint on BioArxiv