The Memory Gene Npas4 was found by the Neuroscientists

Science & Technology Current Affairs 2011. A team of neuroscientists found a gene that turns on when memories are stored in the brain

Created On: Dec 27, 2011 14:40 ISTModified On: Dec 27, 2011 14:40 IST

A team of neuroscientists found a gene that turns on when memories are stored in the brain. This discovery could help trace the exact locations of memories in the brain. It could help in creating and altering memory.  The gene is called Npas4 , which is very active in the hippocampus.  The animal is known to have a brain structure critical in forming long-term memories.


During mice studies Scientists found that by taking out Npas4 from test subjects, neuroscientists were able to prevent new memories from forming.

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एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए ऐप पर वीकली टेस्ट लें और दूसरों के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करें। डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप

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