Studying while playing create long-lasting memories

Imagine studying while playing xbox or playstation games... Doesn't this sound amazing?

Results of a new research study at UT Southwestern Medical Center might transform this imagination into reality.

Researchers reported that enthralling experiences activate the release of dopamine from the brain's locus coeruleus (LC) region. Memories of the events that happen at the time of activation of the LC region are increased and are long-lasting.

This study suggests that drugs targeting neurons in the LC region may affect learning and memory as well.