A brain chemical called GABA accelerates the learning process in children

 Children learn many things much faster than adults, ranging from speaking a language to other things. It is now known that a chemical component called GABA in the brain is the main reason for this.

Despite repeated experiences, children’s brain not only absorbs information like a big foam, but they are also preserved in their memory and action for a long time. According to neuroscientists at the University of Regensburg and Brown University in Germany, a chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA becomes very active in children’s acquisition process and they can absorb a large amount of information and experiences.

For this, experts have used a modern technology called Functional MRS (FMRS). Children were shown information on the screen and in the meantime the FMRS noted activity in the cerebral cortex to see if it might be higher or lower than in adults.

In the comparison experiment, 55 children aged 8 to 11 years and 56 adults aged 18 to 35 were included. The brains of children and adults were examined at different times. Throughout the experiment, gaba levels in the adults’ brain remained the same, but in children, gaba activity also increased during learning and study, even after the learning process, the gaba chemical was seen to increase.

Gaba is an important chemical component that plays a significant role in learning new items and information. It also plays an important role in the long memory of information in the brain. After this, the same team of scientists also conducted behavioral acquisition exercises in children and adults, which showed that the children were not tired after learning new information and after the next ten minutes, they were again present in the process of learning and reading with new determination.

This is the reason why children learn very fast and try to contain large amounts of information in their brains.


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

3rd Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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