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Title: Allergic tendencies are associated with larger gray matter volumes
Authors: Takeuchi, Hikaru
Taki, Yasuyuki
Nouchi, Rui
Yokoyama, Ryoichi
Kotozaki, Yuka
Nakagawa, Seishu
Sekiguchi, Atsushi
Iizuka, Kunio
Yamamoto, Yuki
Hanawa, Sugiko
Araki, Tsuyoshi
Miyauchi, Carlos M.
Sakaki, Kohei
Nozawa, Takayuki
Ikeda, Shigeyuki
Yokota, Susumu
Magistro, Daniele
Sassa, Yuko
Kawashima, Ryuta
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by Nature Publications
Citation: TAKEUCHI, H. ...et al., 2018. Allergic tendencies are associated with larger gray matter volumes. Scientific Reports, 8: 3694.
Abstract: © 2018 The Author(s). Allergic tendencies are associated with important cognitive and physiological factors, such as intelligence and mathematical abilities. Allergies are widely prevalent, especially in modern life, and the reason for its association with important cognitive variables is an intriguing scientific question. However, despite the unique characteristics of cognitive correlates of allergy, the anatomical correlates of allergy remain unknown. The aim of this study was to identify the associations between regional gray matter volume (rGMV) and allergic tendencies in young adults. In a study cohort of 1,219 healthy, educated young adults, we identified a positive correlation between total allergic tendency and rGMV in large anatomical clusters that mainly encompassed the dorsal part of the cerebral neocortex, right anterior insula, and cerebellum. Furthermore, both mean rGMV of the entire part of these clusters and total allergenic tendency showed a significant positive correlation with spatial ability. These results suggest the link among allergic tendencies, larger rGMV, and the better spatial ability in healthy, educated young adults.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Nature Publications under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: This study was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) (KAKENHI 3700306) and a Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A) (KAKENHI 25700012) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21985-8
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/32540
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-21985-8
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