Covid: the examine that exhibits how the mind modifications after a coronavirus an infection, even whether it is gentle

  • Rebecca Nightshade
  • Scientific Correspondent, BBC

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Changes were recorded in areas related to smell and memory.

Being infected with covid-19 can lead to changes in the brain, according to a study published in the journal Nature.

The researchers found significant differences in MRI scans performed before and after infection.

Even after a mild infection, the images showed that the overall size of the brain had decreased slightly, with less gray matter in regions related to smell and memory.

It’s unclear whether these changes are permanent, say the researchers, who point out that the brain has the ability to recover.

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