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
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.