Monday, January 21, 2008

A Chemical That Improves Memory (and Cures Loneliness)

Social isolation makes people stressed out and forgetful, but soon a drug could cure this problem. Late last year, scientists isolated a brain enzyme that triggers the "loneliness" feelings during periods of solitude. Replenishing that enzyme in the brain could enhance memory and relieve stress when you're spending a lot of time by yourself working (or space traveling).

I should probably just embed this blog with an io9 feed and be done with it . . .

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