Could an alternative version of your brain-derived neurotropic factor be an excuse for your failed road test?

According to research published in the Journal, Cerebral Cortex, by Stephanie McHughen, a key SNP in BDNF (valine 66 mutated to methionine) impacts learning and memory functions, cognitive tools which happen to be crucial for operating an automobile.

During one of the described experiments, subjects were seated at a computer, with attached steering wheel as they had to keep the virtual car on a black line in the center of the screen. Subjects got to learn the driving circuit by following the car on 15, More >