Age-related GABA decline is associated with poor cognition

Posted by on January 17, 2017 12:33 pm
Categories: health

Diminishing levels of GABA, the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, may play a role in cognitive decline as we age, according to a new study. The study shows an association between higher GABA concentrations in the frontal lobe, a brain region important for complex cognitive functioning, and superior performance on a cognitive test in healthy older adults.

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