Hidden virus may make us dumber, researchers say

November 10, 2014 3:03 PM

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Hidden virus may make us dumber, researchers say

US researchers have come across a virus that may make us dumber—and it's turning up in the throats of otherwise-healthy people, the Independent reports. Some 43% of 92 people in a study were found to have the virus.

Those affected scored about 10% lower on tests involving visual processing, Science reports; for instance, it took them comparatively longer to draw a line through a numerical sequence on a page.

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