Clever mice and drunken flies
How do we learn complex tasks like playing the piano? Why can we remember things better after a good night’s sleep? And why do people - and fruit flies - drink again after the hangover from hell? The answers are all in your genes. Plus, why large-scale searches for so-called “genes for schizophrenia” and other psychiatric diseases are turning out to be trickier than we thought, and a gene of the month with a touch of Scottish - or maybe Hollywood - spirit.
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Bill Richardson is investigating how myelin, which coats our nerves, is involved in learning and memory formation for complex tasks.
Why does 'sleeping on it' help us learn and solve problems? Matt Jones, from Bristol University, is finding out.
Why do fruit flies forget how terrible their hangover was and head straight back to the pub? And why do we? Karla Kaun is after answers.
Danielle Posthuma is taking a new approach in the search for genes involved in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.
Our gene of the month sounds like a Scottish warrior - it's Braveheart