A new study links a gene to bad driving habits.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study suggests a gene may play a role in bad driving. As reported by HealthDay News, researchers found a gene variation in some individuals who perform poorly on simulated driving tests.
Dr. Steven Cramer, senior study author and neurology associate professor at the University of California at Irvine, is quoted by HealthDay News as stating of the one in three people suggested to have the gene, “These people make more errors from the get-go, and they forget more of what they learned after time away.”
Lead study author and graduate student Stephanie McHughen is further quoted in the report as stating of the research, “We wanted to study motor behavior, something more complex than finger-tapping… Driving seemed like a good choice because it has a learning curve, and it’s something most people know how to do.”
More information about the study may be found in the recent publication of the Cerebral Cortex journal.
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