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Gray matter in brain's control center linked to ability to process reward; Structure-function impairments observed in people addicted to cocaine

The more gray matter you have in the decision-making, thought-processing part of your brain, the better your ability to evaluate rewards and consequences. A new study is the first to show this link between structure and function in healthy people -- and the impairment of both in people addicted to cocaine.
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Specific protein triggers changes in neurons in brain reward center linked to cocaine addiction

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

New research reveals that repeated exposure to cocaine decreases the activity of a protein necessary for normal functioning of the brain's reward system, thus enhancing the reward for cocaine use, which leads to addiction. Investiga... Read Post

Structure-Function Impairments Observed In People Addicted To Cocaine

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

The more gray matter you have in the decision-making, thought-processing part of your brain, the better your ability to evaluate rewards and consequences. That may seem like an obvious conclusion, but a new study conducted at the U.... Read Post

Gray matter in brain's control center linked to ability to process reward

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

UPTON, NY — The more gray matter you have in the decision-making, thought-processing part of your brain, the better your ability to evaluate rewards and consequences. That may seem like an obvious conclusion, but a new study conduct... Read Post


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