Ever long to absorb information with the facility that children display while learning? A new “smart pill” is in the works that may help adults do just that.

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Scientists from Stanford University say they have discovered a way to unlock a part of the brain that is responsible for assisting humans in learning new skills with the ease and wonderment that is identifiable in children.

The scientific community offers a wide variety of cures for alleviating any number of ailments, and now it appears set to provide the world with a smart pill.

Stanford Professor Carla Shatz and her colleagues, Dr. David Bochner and Richard Sapp, conducted animal experiments where they interfered with a brain protein called PirB (in humans it is called “LilrB2″) that suddenly allowed a part of the brain to become more “plastic” – similar to that of a child’s brain that stores new information at a rapid pace.

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—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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