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DROPS IN INCOME MAY NOT ONLY HURT THE WALLET, THEY MAY HARM THE BRAIN

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  • People who experienced 2 or more income drops over a 20-year period, have smaller total brain volume, and perform cognitive tasks longer, with worse results.
  • They also had lower connectivity in the brain than people who haven’t experienced income drops.
  • 3,287 were studied, aged 23 to 35 when the study began, and the results stay the same after adjusting for other factors that affect thinking skills.
  • Income volatility is at a record level since the 1980s, and this study shows that it’s not good for our health.

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