Volume 93 Issue 48 | p. 12 | News of The Week
Issue Date: December 7, 2015 | Web Date: December 2, 2015

Small Molecule Improves Learning In Healthy People

Neuroscience: The compound D-cycloserine enhances cellular changes in the brain that lead to learning
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: learning, D-cycloserine, synapse, schizophrenia

We learn from experience: It sounds like a trite sentiment posted by a friend on Facebook, but neuroscientists would agree. Our interactions with the world around us strengthen and weaken the connections between our neurons, a process that neuroscientists consider to be the cellular mechanism of learning.

Now researchers report that boosting signaling of a certain receptor in the brain with a small molecule can enhance . . .

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