Money and power were able to influence the amount of gray matter in the brain

Scientists have long known that socioeconomic status (SES) correlates with brain structure. Now they

better understood exactly how money and power affect the volume of gray matter. Discuss

In a new study, scientists assessed the contributiongenetics and environment in neuroanatomy. It turned out that genetic effects are stronger in some areas (for example, in the prefrontal cortex and insula) than in others. In some areas, on the contrary, the influence of environmental factors is strong (cerebellum, lateral temporal regions).

In particular, it turned out thatSocioeconomic status is linked to can change the volume of gray matter in the brain - within 1.6%, depending on the level of education and income, the prestige of work and place of residence. Low status negatively affects the brain.