Thursday, January 12, 2006

How to Improve Your Memory!

Harvard scientists torture fruits flies:Faculty of Arts & Sciences: Long-Term Memory Controlled by Molecular Pathway at Synapses: "By manipulating the RISC pathway, Kunes and colleagues were able to alter flies' memory, changing their response to stimuli in subsequent behavioral tests. Using a classi-cal learning test that simultaneously exposes the insects to an odor and an electric shock, the researchers found that long-term memory could be greatly increased by adjusting the activity of the RISC pathway in the fruit flies. "

Perhaps this can be adapted for humans? For example, by using stun guns on beginners and spraying them Lysol, I'm sure their foot work proficiency would remain constant from class.

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