For many people, forgetfulness is one of the most unpleasant side of old age. The article recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences contains information about a particular part of the brain that is responsible for forgetfulness.
Dr. Scott A. Small of Columbia University with a magnetic resonance study found that in older animals (monkeys and rats) decreased blood flow to a certain area of the brain (called the dentate gyrus).
Scientists believe that this area of the brain is most sensitive to aging and amazed not only at the "normal aging", but also in Alzheimer's disease.
News.Battery.Ru — Accumulator News, 06.05.2004 17:45