A recent study disclosed that people with an algae virus experience difficulty in certain cognitive exercises.
The paper revealed that around 92 percent of people with algae virus failed to perform even a simple mental. This decrease in mental abilities can give birth to several minor brain problems such as lower IQ level and less attention span.
Researchers carried out an experiment on mice in order to figure out the influence of ATCV-1 or Acanthocystis turface Chlorella virus 1 on brain. They injected the particular virus in the bodies of mice. Afterwards, they put the mice in a maze to check the impact of ATCV-1. Surprisingly, mice faced a great difficulty in finding their way out of that maze. The virus badly affected the vision of mice as they were unable to see objects around them.
Later on, the study unveils that algae virus affect the cognitive functions of brain such as spatial awareness and visual processing. However, experts are still unable to find the cause and effect between the intelligence results and virus.
Robert Yolken, a virologist at Johns Hopkins University informed that it is certainly pretty early to say that the virus is hazardous for individuals or public.
The researchers came across this virus when they examined the microbes in the throats of a healthy human being.
The report is printed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.