Scientists have developed a simple test that can predict how close you are to death.
Will you die soon? Scientists at the University of New South Wales have developed a simple test that can measure cognitive decline and predict how close you are to death.
Researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHEBA) studied reaction times of 861 people aged between 70 and 90 years old over eight years.
Participants took two computerised reaction-time tests and underwent comprehensive health and brain assessments every two years.
Each participant was given a large tablet screen, and asked to hold their finger on a black circle. Then, when a random coloured square appeared elsewhere on the screen, the participant was to touch it as quickly as possible before returning their finger to the black ‘home’ circle.
Would you be interested in taking such a study? Would you like to know how close you are to death?