Science Daily: Different brain areas linked to smoking and drinking

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

Academics have found that low functional connectivity of the lateral orbitofrontal cortex that is associated with the tendency to smoke is associated with increased impulsiveness — which may contribute to the tendency to smoke. The high connectivity of the reward-related medial orbitofrontal cortex in drinkers may increase the tendency to be attracted to the reward of alcohol consumption. (January 8, 2019)

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