Scientists Discover How to Improve Memory

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Frustration when trying to remember something can be very troublesome. But now, scientists have claimed to find how to overcome them. How?

Scientists are working hard to figure out why people can forget to put an object. Interestingly, scientists find, inexpensive pill that people often use for years to treat high blood pressure can improve memory.

In the future, everyone can take guanfacine or a similar drug from middle age to keep the 'senior moments' in place. This will make the effort to remember the PIN number and the phone becomes easy.

In addition, you no longer need to 'hunt' thing that you forgot to put it. More seriously, keep the memories remain sharp will allow people to continue a career that demands it and keep their freedom as the aging period.

Researchers from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, made the discovery while giving memory tests on monkeys who have problems like humans to search for objects. These primates have a computer game in which he must look for hidden gifts.

These young animals can remember the location of treating objects for five seconds. However, older animals are only able to remember the information during half time of a young animal. The memory that still works depends on the relationship between the clumps of brain cells in an area called the prefrontal cortex.

This connection allows the cells 'talk' to each other and allow one cell to another and keep reinforcing memories remain strong. In older monkeys, existing connections become weaker.

However, when the monkeys were given guanfacine, a process that happens to be significantly faster and resembles a young animal. The results of a study published in the journal Nature suggests, the researchers admitted, certain chemicals can speed up the process of brain aging.

In addition, chemicals that can penetrate cells and free memory. Guanfacine alone can stop the process. The experts at Yale have started testing the guanfacine in healthy men and women to see if the memory lapses stop.

Professor Amy Arnsten, head of research on monkeys, said that in future people can take guanfacine or similar drugs from middle age to keep the memory sharp in later years.

Such treatment is aimed at those who often experience dazed and could not stop Alzheimer's disease. However, keeping the brain in order to stay healthy can also help prevent the progression of the disease. (Here)


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