GABA – Motor learning behaviour

A report published in the journal Current Biology describes the roles of GABA in learning related brain activity. It is a neurotransmitter that affects many aspects of health, especially emotional and physical stability and plays a crucial role in learning and memory. It is prominent in regions of the brain like the hippocampus responsible for memory formation.

The report offers a strong rationale for the use of interventions that decrease/increase GABA in a localized region in conjunction with rehabilitation for patients suffering with motor learning difficulties.

Reference: Charlotte J. Stagg, The Role of GABA in Human Motor Learning, 2011, 21:6

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