Diminishing levels of GABA may play role in age-related cogn
Diminishing levels of GABA, the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, may play a role in cognitive decline as we age, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. The study, led by Ronald Cohen of University of Florida's Center for Cognitive Aging and McKnight Brain Institute, shows an association between higher GABA concentrations in the frontal lobe, a brain region important for complex cognitive functioning, and superior performance on a cognitive test in healthy older adults.

The findings help researchers understand the potential role of age-related GABA decreases in cognitive decline and suggest that declining frontal GABA concentrations may help predict neurodegenerative disease.

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