Learning Activates Proteins To Stave Off Brain Decline

RedTracker| Like most parts of the human body, our brains also must be used in order to stay young. Neurobiologists at UC Irvine are providing the first evidence that learning promotes brain health, through an understanding of an activated protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which facilitates the growth and differentiation of the connections, or synapses, responsible for communication among neurons. BDNF is key in the formation of memories.

It’s believed that mental stimulation could limit the debilitating effects of aging on memory and the mind. via Science Daily