As we grow older, our brains slowly lose the ability to learn as fast and easy as when we were younger. This occurs because the Serotonin and the Acetylcholine in our brains lessen as we grow older. However, there’s a new pill that might actually bring back these chemicals and unlock the brain’s learning potential even among elder people.
Takao Hensch, a professor at Harvard, is currently working on a new drug. His pill has been tested on group of humans and has shown positive results, which are yet to contribute to the final product. The drug’s main ingredient is valproic acid, which is usually used in order to treat epilepsy, seizures and other neurological disorders. However, it also seems to be able to restore that perfect brain plasticity elders used to have when they were kids.
If professor Hensch’s pill is successful, it will help elder people sink in information easier and faster. In other words, it can make people’s lives much easier.