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Mind Over Matter: Psychologist Explains the Biology of Addiction

By Paul Gaita

Dr. Brad Lander has shown how a small part of the brain controlling motivation and pleasure is the key to understanding addictive behavior. MORE  

Study Describes E-Cigarettes as Gateway To Illegal Drugs

By John Lavitt

A pair of scientists claimed in the New England Journal of Medicine that electronic cigarettes can alter brain chemistry like cocaine. MORE  

How Does Synthetic Marijuana Affect the Brain?

By Paul Gaita

A recent article from Forbes examined the potential dangers of synthetic weed. MORE  

Neural Plasticity Highlighted By Brain’s Response to Addiction

By John Lavitt

A new research study concluded that the malleability of the brain through addictive stimuli should prompt a wide range of treatments. MORE  

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  

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