lunes, febrero 10, 2014

Entrevista con Dan Hurley sobre inteligencia

Buena entrevista en inglés para leer. La práctica, el ejercicio, n-back, el café y la nicotina parecen funcionar. Pero habla muchas cosas sobre inteligencia.

Ácido valproico y neuroplasticidad

That's the subject of an investigation by Takao Hensch, a professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard, who is studying a drug that may make it dramatically easier for grown-ups to absorb new skills and information — almost as if they were seven years old or younger.
The key ingredient here is valproic acid. Normally, it's used to treat neurological disorders like seizures and epilepsy, and various other mood disorders. But Hensch claims it may help restore plasticity in the adult brain.
In a new experiment, Hensch used valproic acid to bestow the gift of perfect pitch to a group of adult males between the ages of 18 to 27.