What Genes affect speed of processing and what that means
Episode 5 of WHERE IS YOUR BRAIN
The CADM2 Gene provides instructions for Synaptic Cell Adhesion Molecule. It is involved in the short-term and long-term chemically mediated communication between brain cells and is specifically abundant in the frontal and cingulate cortex, which are areas of the brain known to be involved in processing speed. the strongest genetic association of the CADM2 gene to Ambiguity Relief was related to performance on information processing speed. The CADM2 is involved in the short-term and long-term chemically mediated communication involved in glutamate signalling, GABA transport, and neuron cell-cell adhesion between brain cells and is specifically abundant in the frontal and cingulate cortex, which are areas of the brain known to be involved in processing speed as well as in the developing brain. The protein encoded by CADM2is associated with individual differences in information processing speed, which will vary depending on the genetic variation of the gene alleles.
Another factor in speed, and flexibility in thinking processes, is the intervention and release of Acetylcholine (ACh), which serves excitatory and inhibitory functions, which means that ACh can speed up or slow down nerve signals. It also serves in learning and short-term memory via synaptic plasticity, the capability to alter the neuron connection strength.
The CAMD2 gene and ACh combinations determine speed: higher speeds tend to leave out details and structure to support an abstract chaotic and intuitive processes, this also supports the potential for more plasticity (an abundance of Acetylcholine and Acetylcholine receptors is shown to improve plasticity). Slower speeds tend to process details and structure more effectively.
…and all this comes back to the practical aspects of the science of Leadership Development and Team Synergy. Using Colored Brain is simple, fortunately, for it to be applied we don’t need to know the science be.
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Check out the First post in the Where is Your Brain series that talks about Ambiguity Relief