Friday, 11 May 2012

Neurotransmitters Identified That Lead To Forgetting

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Just some thoughts;

This also might be a strategy for developing drugs to promote cognition and memory – what about drugs that inhibit forgetting as cognitive enhancers?"

But surely forgetting is essential for normal day-to-day functioning? Remembering too much trivial information about your day would undoubtedly be undesirable, and maybe this “information overload” leads to some of the undesirable symptoms of savantism.

Also, considering dopamine’s known roles in the reward-pathways, perhaps savants get a “kick” out of learning excessive amounts of information, due to a faulty dopamine receptor/mechanism (DAMB), or an overactive dDA1?

Perhaps this research could have implications for dementia, too.


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