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Barbara Sahakian

Jim Al-Khalili meets neuroscientist Barbara Sahakian. Neurotransmitters (chemicals in the brain) affect memory and understanding, but can new drugs make people smarter?

Jim Al-Khalili meets neuroscientist Barbara Sahakian. Neurotransmitters are chemicals in the brain which effect our memory and understanding, and neuropharmacology is the study of drugs which can be used in conditions like Alzheimer's disease or depression. But can new treatments improve the performance of surgeons or pilots and could they even be used to make us more entrepreneurial?

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Tue 29 May 2012 21:30

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