Decreased in mental abilities can be caused by virus

November 12, 2014 7:10 AM

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A new study reveals that people with an algae virus had difficulty completing mental exercises. Researchers are now suggesting that the virus could have affected their mental ability.

A paper appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that 92 percent of people with algae virus could not do even a simple mental task. The Acanthocystis turfacea Chlorella virus 1, or ATCV-1, was also injected on mice and it did affected their cognitive capability.

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