Wish you had a photographic memory? Well, Encyclopedia Brown, drugs may amp your brain up to that point soon. A group of Spanish scientists claim to have singled out a protein that can extend the life of visual memory significantly. When the production of the protein was boosted in mice, the rodents' visual memory retention increased, from about an hour to almost 2 months.
Your Ampakine-enhanced future is at least a few years off. For now, these "smart drugs" may be your best bet
By Spencer Robins
Posted 08.05.2005 at 12:00 pm 0 Comments
The Brain Claims:
Extract of the ginkgo tree has been used in Asia to treat all manner of physical and mental ailments for at least 1,000 years. The foul-smelling ginkgo—at 200 million years old, its the oldest living species of tree on Earth—is also purported to improve circulation in the brain, supposedly improving cognitive functioning and helping prevent neuron decay.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.