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Surprising Differences Revealed in Brain Activity of Alcohol-Dependent Women

(2/21/2014)

Surprising Differences Revealed in Brain Activity of Alcohol-Dependent Women
Medical News Today
February 20, 2014

A new Indiana University study that examines the brain activity of alcohol-dependent women compared to women who were not addicted found stark and surprising differences, leading to intriguing questions about brain network functions of addicted women as they make risky decisions about when and what to drink. The study used functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to study differences between patterns of brain network activation in the two groups of women. The findings indicate that the anterior insular region of the brain may be implicated in the process, suggesting a possible new target of treatment for alcohol-dependent women.

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Keywords: brain, activity, alcohol, dependent, women, addiction



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