Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar Proceedings, Proceedings of the 1st Alauddin Health and Medical International Conference

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Do Age and Cathecol-O-Methyl-Transferase (COMT) correlate with the ability to memorize the Qur'an?
Rosdianah Rahim, Suryani As'ad, Veni Hadju, Saidah Syamsuddin, Muhammad Hatta, Nadyah Haruna, Syatirah Jalaludin, Yessy Kurniati

Last modified: 2022-09-30


Introduction :The aimed of this study was to analyze the correlation between the expression of gene and protein COMT with the memory capabilities of al-Qur'an memorizers. Method :This study was done by quantitative research, using observational methods with the cross-sectional approach. The sample selection was done purposively. The memory ability was measured based on Intelligence Structured Tests (IST) and ELISA was performed to determine COMT protein levels. Result : A significant correlation was found between age, gen and protein COMT  with memory scores in the respondents. Conclussion:The younger age and the high number of COMTs correlated with increasing memory skills in memorizing the Qur'an.