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Cocaine Rots Your Brain: Seriously, Heavy Users Lose More Gray Matter

Brains in those addicted to cocaine age roughly twice as fast as normal brains.
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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

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (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. A new study is the first to show this link between structure and function in ... Read Post

Cocaine Eats Your Brain

Society & Culture : The Awl (3 years ago)

"Cocaine may speed up the aging of the brain, according to new research that finds that people who are addicted to the drug lose twice the brain volume each year as non-drug users." --- See more posts by Alex Balk 0 comments Read Post

Good news for cocaine users: Caffeine counters cocaine's effects on women's estrus cycles

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (16 hours ago)

Women are more sensitive to the effects of cocaine and more susceptible to cocaine abuse than men. Cocaine's ability to disrupt a woman's estrus cycle may explain the sex differences in cocaine addiction, and new evidence that caffe... Read Post


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