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New Ideas Change Your Brain Cells, University of British Columbia Study


2/25/2014 7:01:21 AM

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A new University of British Columbia study identifies an important molecular change that occurs in the brain when we learn and remember. Published this month in Nature Neuroscience, the research shows that learning stimulates our brain cells in a manner that causes a small fatty acid to attach to delta-catenin, a protein in the brain. This biochemical modification is essential in producing the changes in brain cell connectivity associated with learning, the study finds.

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