Interesting study of American neurologists describes the mechanism in human physiology with regard to the formation and loss of memories, reports Science Daily. This study was conducted by scientists from the Research Institute of SCRIPPS under the leadership of Ron Davis.
The luminaries of science held a series of complicated experiments on fruit flies fruit flies. Scientists have created animals that are selected for their study, the Association with a variety of smells. Part flies after exposure to certain odors received food, while the other part of the electric discharge. After this, the researchers evaluated the changes that occurred in the brain of Drosophila.
Thus, scientists realized that the related processes of forming and removing all memories occur in a complex network of neurons. They carried out the transmission of impulses through the neurotransmitter dopamine. Memorizing and loss of memories are controlled by these types of dopamine receptors, as dDA1 and DAMB.
When the brain is forming memories, its nerve cells act through dDA1 receptor. After completing this stage, the neurons continue to fire, however, the interaction goes through DAMB-receptors. In the end, and the loss of memories.
During the experiments it was found that flies with mutations of the second receptor, completely lost the ability that removes from memory the received information.