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Mindfulness Can Rewire the Brain of an Addict

By Victoria Kim

Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse. MORE  

New Study Identifies Triggers In Cocaine Relapse

By John Lavitt

A connection between endogenous amino acids and opioid receptors may offer a clue as to why people relapse. MORE  

Brain Atrophy in Schizophrenics Linked to Antipsychotic Drugs

By Paul Gaita

A new study has suggested that the loss of brain volume in schizophrenics may be the result of medication. MORE  

Excessive Gaming Can Physically Rewire Young Brains

By Victoria Kim

Brain functions like behavior, emotions, and even motor control can become underdeveloped from excessive gaming. MORE  

Porn Causes Drop In Mental Power, Study Says

By John Lavitt

A German study concluded that pornography really can make users stupid. MORE  

Researchers Identify Brain Area Tied to Problem Gambling

By Victoria Kim

Turns out those who suffer injuries in the insula cortex, which controls consciousness and motor control, are more rational about gambling outcomes, even compared to those with healthy brains. MORE  

Brains on Cocaine "Age Faster"

By McCarton Ackerman

Cocaine use causes premature memory loss and mental decline, say scientists. MORE  

Mild Alcohol Use May Unlock Creativity

By Rebecca Gray

Drinking two pints of beer inhibits analytical thinking but unlocks the mind's creative side, researchers say. MORE  

Smoking Linked to Decline of the Mind

By Bryan Le

Researchers find that besides blackening the lungs, smoking can cloud the mind with premature cognitive decline. MORE  

Nicotine Patches May Help Fight Dementia

By Valerie Tejeda

Their ability to help smokers quit is being challenged. Luckily, they may have another use. MORE  

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