Tony Delroy’s Night Life – story links for November 21

Anxiety can damage brain

People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of converting to Alzheimer's disease within a few years, but a new study warns the risk increases significantly if they suffer from anxiety.

Training can lead to synesthetic experiences, study shows

A new study has shown for the first time how people can be trained to "see" letters of the alphabet as colours in a way that simulates how those with synaesthesia experience their world. The University of Sussex research also found that the training might potentially boost IQ.

An alternative to ‘Turing Test’

Georgia Tech researcher develops test to assess a computer's capacity for human-level intelligence through its ability to create rather than to converse or deceive