Hunting down the specific gene, or set of genes, that comprise our memory has proven to be as elusive as tracking down the Lock Ness monster. Researchers have been trying for decades to target the â€œintelligence genesâ€ in order to find out if intelligence is inherited, or a result of the environment. They also believe [...]
Study of Sleep Deprivation Identifies Genes That Hinder Memory Most people experience occasional sleep deprivation and recognize its impact on their mood and behavior, but there is little scientific understanding of how sleep loss actually affects brain function, especially memory and other cognitive functions. New research published in Frontiers in Neuroscience sheds new light on this problem.