Study detects how a genetic variant modifies the brain stimulation impact on memory

The gene of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is associated with several processes related to memory and brain plasticity. Now, a new article reveals that it is easier to alter the cognitive activity through transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in people with the genetic variant Val/Val for the BDNF gene. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/01/220125093009.htm