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Friday, August 19, 2011

You see, you remember!

Imagine if you could look at something once and remember it forever. Do you believe something like that is actually possible? To your surprise, yes it is! A group of scientists has isolated a protein that mega-boosts your ability to remember what you see.

A group of Spanish researchers was studying a poorly-understood region of the visual cortex.In a preliminary research done upon mice, they found that if they boosted production of a protein known as RGS-14, it dramatically affected the animals' ability to remember objects they had seen. Mice with the RGS-14 boost could remember objects they had seen for up to two months, which is greater than the memory of an average mouse.

If this protein boosts visual memory in humans, the implications are staggering. In their paper, the researchers say that it could be used as a memory-enhancer and in fact the protein works on visual memory only. If such a boost was successfully attained upon human brains, then learning thing would just be another act of a glimpse. You see a map of a country and the next minute, you could jot down all the cities, big or small, that you saw in the map. Provided the drug has least side effects, the first distributor of the drugs is sure to become a billion dollar company overnight!


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